noun Ecclesiastical.

a person who reads or sings the Gospel.

Also especially British, gos·pel·ler.

Origin of gospeler

before 1000; Middle English; Old English gōdspellere. See gospel, -er1
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Historical Examples of gospeller

  • 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 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
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Word Origin and History for gospeller

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

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