hym·​nol·​o·​gy | \ him-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce hymnology (audio) \

Definition of hymnology

2 : the study of hymns

Examples of hymnology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gillette, co-pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, is the news commentator of hymnology, having turned current events into lyrics for more than 300 hymns over nearly 20 years. Kristin E. Holmes, The Seattle Times, "From shootings to hurricanes, pastor turns news into hymns," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of hymnology

circa 1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hymnology

Greek hymnologia singing of hymns, from hymnos + -logia -logy

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The first known use of hymnology was circa 1638

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“Hymnology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymnology. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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