calligrapher

noun
cal·lig·ra·pher | \kə-ˈli-grə-fər \

Definition of calligrapher 

1 : a professional copyist or engrosser

2 : one who practices the art of calligraphy

3 : penman a fair calligrapher

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Synonyms

copyist, penman, scribe, scrivener

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Examples of calligrapher in a Sentence

a gorgeous copy of the text that was produced by one of the finest calligraphers of the age

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Be sure to have the calligrapher write your guests' first and last names on the front and the back of the place card. Tinsley Mortimer, Town & Country, "Tinsley Mortimer's Guide to Hosting Like a Socialite," 3 May 2017 As one of the most sought after artist-calligraphers in the world, Stephanie Fishwick receives hundreds of requests each year for special event correspondence. Katie Kiefner, Vogue, "Send All of Your Summer Thank You Notes on This Stunning Stationery," 10 July 2018 What about other wedding workers—photographers, say, or calligraphers—who limit their clients to straight couples? The Economist, "The Supreme Court’s artful dodge over gay wedding cakes," 5 June 2018 The president marveled at the fancy handwriting on the four-course menu placards and seemed unaware of the term calligrapher. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 The president marveled at the fancy handwriting on the four-course menu placards and seemed unaware of the term calligrapher. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 The Portland Art Museum is concerned with its ability to get a visa for a renowned Syrian calligrapher, Khaled Al-Saa'i. CNN, "Supreme Court hears from all corners of the country ahead of travel ban case," 24 Apr. 2018 The president marveled at the fancy handwriting on the four-course menu placards and seemed unaware of the term calligrapher. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 In calligrapher Ylva Skarp's home, as seen on Nordic Design, four huge lanterns hang over her kitchen table, creating a whimsical overhead installation. Sara Tardiff, ELLE Decor, "15 New Scandinavian Trends That Are About To Take Off," 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of calligrapher

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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