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hymnology

[him-nol-uh-jee] /hɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc.
2.
the composition of hymns.
3.
hymns collectively.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; hymn + -o- + -logy
Related forms
hymnologic
[him-nl-oj-ik] /ˌhɪm nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
hymnological, adjective
hymnologically, adverb
hymnologist, 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
hymnologic (ˌhɪmnəˈlɒdʒɪk), hymnological, adjective
hymnologist, noun
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