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Definition of "hymnology" [hym•nol•o•gy]

  • Hymnody. (noun)
  • The study of hymns. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hymnology" in a sentence
  • "The invention of printing from movable types, about 1452, by Johann Gutenberg of Mainz marks an era in Latin hymnology, because of the prompt use of the new method to multiply the Church books in use in the various dioceses."
  • "Some of his verses rank among the best in Welsh hymnology; and one especially is known wherever the Welsh tongue is spoken."
  • "[84] Matthesius's sermons; yet his best show that he had in good measure the real gift of song, and mark a new style in German hymnology, not the grave and lofty tone that had been caught from the Psalms of David, but the simple, earnest, picturesque manner of the popular songs."