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[gos-puh-ler] /ˈgɒs pə lər/
noun, Ecclesiastical.
a person who reads or sings the Gospel.
Also, especially British, gospeller.
Origin of gospeler
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gōdspellere. See gospel, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for gospeller
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  • There were no longer any sermons preached at the Cross that a gospeller cared to hear.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • Scarcely would a gospeller have filled that position on that day.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • But the danger of the Protector was too serious a question to every gospeller not to be recurred to and prayed against.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • “The priest that wed them is a gospeller,” returned the Archbishop with a peculiar smile.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • The gospeller fell down on his knees, and the acolyte that held the candles to read by dashed them down and fled away.

    Long Will Florence Converse
British Dictionary definitions for gospeller


a person who reads or chants the Gospel in a religious service
a person who professes to preach a gospel held exclusively by him and others of a like mind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gospeller

"evangelist," Old English godspellere; agent noun from gospel.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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