cal·​lig·​ra·​pher kə-ˈli-grə-fər How to pronounce calligrapher (audio)
: a professional copyist or engrosser
: one who practices the art of calligraphy
: penman
a fair calligrapher

Examples of calligrapher in a Sentence

a gorgeous copy of the text that was produced by one of the finest calligraphers of the age
Recent Examples on the Web One day, my calligrapher called me at the office, to ask where to send the 30 extra emergency wedding invitations. Sarah Hoover, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2024 The specialized writing instrument is no surprise, as Meghan previously moonlighted as a calligrapher before Suits. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 The go-to calligrapher is Bernard Maisner, whose clients fly him first class around the country for consultations. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2023 Welcome the new year and learn about Asian cultures with this festive celebration featuring lion dancers, storyteller and calligraphers, as well as art projects, games, kung fu demonstrations and Chinese food. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 Alongside a folding album of calligraphy by Ottoman Turkish master calligrapher Seyh Hamdullah, who died in 1520, is a 2017 example by Mohamed Zakariya, an American Muslim calligrapher based in Arlington who has carried on Hamdullah’s tradition. Vanessa H. Larson, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 Dry the leaves and write your guests' names on them using permanent marker, or get out your calligrapher's pen. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 My father was a poet and a calligrapher who sometimes had a temper. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, 15 July 2023 Inspired by the ultimate luxury of time, an on-site calligrapher is one way brands can celebrate the lost art of handwriting and add value to their brands. Marilisa Barbieri, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of calligrapher was in 1662

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“Calligrapher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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