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.

Origin of hymnology

First recorded in 1630–40; hymn + -o- + -logy
Related formshym·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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hymnology

/ (hɪmˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of hymn composition
another word for hymnody
Derived Formshymnologic (ˌhɪmnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hymnological, adjectivehymnologist, noun
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