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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Synonyms for calligrapher


amanuensis, 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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WPA PoolGetty Images As reported in The Telegraph, Meghan Markle learned calligraphy early on in life and was actually hired to a job as a calligrapher because of it. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "This Surprising, Unique Job Perfectly Prepped Meghan Markle to Be a Royal," 9 Aug. 2019 Meghan worked as a freelance calligrapher and even crafted wedding invitations for her famous friends. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "This Surprising, Unique Job Perfectly Prepped Meghan Markle to Be a Royal," 9 Aug. 2019 Yet not all of the artists are calligraphers, and not all of the calligraphy is Chinese. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Pulsating dramas of light and sound," 12 July 2019 With a full choir performing hymns, a forest of pine trees, and calligraphers crafting handmade cards, there was plenty for guests to take in—but the evening’s biggest thrill came courtesy of the campaign’s stars. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Naomi Campbell and Matt Smith Toast Burberry’s Holiday Campaign in New York," 20 Nov. 2018 To make the task a bit more fun, Vogue sought out advice from calligraphers whose unmatched artistry will wow your receiver. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "8 Tips from Calligraphists to Improve Your Penmanship Before Thank-You Card Time," 25 Dec. 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. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "These Scandinavian Design Trends Are About to Take Off," 7 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of calligrapher

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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