bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Definition of biographer

: a writer of a biography

Examples of biographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Royal commentator and biographer Omid Scobie tweeted that Meghan and Harry had been photographed while speaking with the queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent and playfully chatting with some of the queen’s great-grandchildren. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 Jane Stanford’s first biographer was her live-in personal secretary, Bertha Berner. Maia Silber, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 James Pope-Hennessy’s brief, as Queen Mary’s official biographer, was to write a formal account of the queen’s good works—a form of royal propaganda. Jane Ridley, WSJ, 18 Feb. 2022 At different times, at least 70 people were emancipated, historian, author and Tubman biographer Kate Clifford Larson has said. Donna M. Owens,, 10 Feb. 2022 Curtis hews closely to a traditional format, keeping the biographer at a remove, occupying the role of an archivist who presents evidence on a timeline. Lauren Leblanc, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2021 The records are a biographer’s dream, revealing a much broader pattern of early troublemaking for which the boy was never caught., 14 May 2022 That’s how Neal Thompson, Shepard’s biographer, describes the moment as the 37-year-old Mercury astronaut prepared to become the first American in space for his suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2022 However, Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson later noted that the tech icon came to regret his decision to delay surgery and subsequent treatment. Elizabeth Millard, Time, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of biographer

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Biographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Kids Definition of biographer

: someone who tells the account of a real person's life


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