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 Curlicues of sauce on the plate appear to be etched by a calligrapher. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 Their wedding incorporated both Muslim and Jewish traditions, including an unveiling of their faces before the ceremony, and the signing of a wedding contract; theirs, by the calligrapher Josh Berer, was written in Hebrew, Urdu and English. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Then use stencils or stickers (or enlist the help of a professional calligrapher) to add lettering. Grace Gallagher, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 June 2022 There Daiyu finds work sweeping the floors of a school run by a master calligrapher whose teachings form the spiritual and intellectual core of this novel. New York Times, 3 Apr. 2022 The tradition extends to names on the wall drawn by a calligrapher of those making Olympic teams. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Mar. 2022 The Chinese characters on the signs were handwritten by Tan Bingzhong (譚炳忠), a prominent local calligrapher. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Even Chairman Mao, who incited his followers to destroy every vestige of tradition, proudly displayed his prowess as a calligrapher, establishing himself as the bearer of Chinese civilization. Ian Buruma, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2022 The ostensible paragon in this case is a former sign painter and calligrapher named Rahim ( Amir Jadidi ). Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of calligrapher

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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27 Jul 2022

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“Calligrapher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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