hym·​nol·​o·​gy him-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce hymnology (audio)
: 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, 15 Dec. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 1 Dec. 2023.

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