hymnology

[ him-nol-uh-jee ]

noun
  1. the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc.

  2. the composition of hymns.

  1. hymns collectively.

Origin of hymnology

1
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, adjective
  • hym·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • hym·nol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hymnology

hymnology

/ (hɪmˈnɒlədʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the study of hymn composition

  2. another word for hymnody

Derived forms of hymnology

  • hymnologic (ˌhɪmnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hymnological, adjective
  • hymnologist, noun

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