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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a gorgeous copy of the text that was produced by one of the finest calligraphers of the age
Recent Examples on the Web One of her father’s uncles, a sculptor and calligrapher, had been an official seal carver to the Meiji emperor. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2021 His father, Benjamin, was an accomplished calligrapher of official documents and acquainted the youth with the pleasures and practices of drawing. John Wilmerding, WSJ, 19 Feb. 2021 In the interview, Meghan discussed her Suits character, her pre-acting gig as a professional calligrapher, her first audition, and more. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 24 Jan. 2021 Local wedding calligrapher Debi Zeimert, of The Blooming Quill, evidently works as Santa's personal letter-writer during the Christmas season, and will be providing personalized letters from Santa this year. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Nov. 2020 Of course, those who want even more can work with the company to make an entirely bespoke experience, including a photographer, a wedding car of choice, a calligrapher to design the wedding programs, menus, place settings, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2020 For spring, Mossi features a collaboration with the Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy, whose abstract lettering appears on organza and jacket linings. Tina Isaac-goizé, Vogue, 14 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 17 Jan. 2020

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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 22 Jun. 2021.

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