cal·​lig·​ra·​pher | \ kə-ˈli-grə-fər How to pronounce calligrapher (audio) \

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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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 Each of the displays in the Superwomen show tells the story of a pioneer, and each features traditional Afghan artwork by female jewelry makers, embroiderers and calligraphers. David Zucchino, New York Times, "From Victims to Superwomen: Honoring Female Strength in Afghanistan," 19 Mar. 2020 Type in the address and a note, and Punkpost will send a handwritten card (by talented calligraphers) to your recipient via snail mail. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "Our Favorite Productivity Apps, from Working at Home to Working Out," 17 Jan. 2020 This Korean calligrapher creates gorgeous, large-scale works of art. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for December 13: UK, trade, impeachment, Nigeria, NFL," 13 Dec. 2019 Known as frakturs, these documents, created by German American calligrapher watercolorists, often became stuck with old glues to picture frame backings and other surfaces. Jacques Kelly,, "Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Hollyday, art conservator and bridge player, dies," 13 Nov. 2019 Prominent Muslim artists such as calligrapher Nihad Dukhan and Muhammad Zaman were present at the event alongside their artwork. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Sixth annual festival in Spring area celebrates Islamic art," 11 Nov. 2019 His father, a calligrapher among other talents, and mother, a teacher, had moved to Israel but returned to New York before Jonnie was born. Michael Shapiro, Longreads, "Book of Lamentations," 29 Oct. 2019 Emil was my great-grandfather, Berta and Felix my great-aunt and great-uncle, and Ota... well, Ota (an innocent spelling error from the calligrapher who painted the names) should have read Otto, who was their brother, another great-uncle. Juliet Rieden, Town & Country, "How One Writer Uncovered the Truth About the Family She Lost in the Holocaust," 3 Oct. 2019 Chenoa’s grandmother is a professional calligrapher and her mother studied art. Lisa Gregory,, "Horses, humans ‘form a bond’ through painting at Hampstead’s Happy on Hooves," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of calligrapher

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Calligrapher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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