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hymnology

[ him-nol-uh-jee ]
/ hɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc.
the composition of hymns.
hymns collectively.
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Origin of hymnology

First recorded in 1630–40; hymn + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM hymnology

hym·no·log·ic [him-nl-oj-ik], /ˌhɪm nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, hym·no·log·i·cal, adjectivehym·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverbhym·nol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hymnology

hymnology
/ (hɪmˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the study of hymn composition
another word for hymnody

Derived forms of hymnology

hymnologic (ˌhɪmnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hymnological, adjectivehymnologist, noun
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