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hym•nol•o•gy  (him nolə jē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Music and Dancethe study of hymns, their history, classification, etc.
  2. Music and Dancethe composition of hymns.
  3. Music and Dancehymns collectively.
hym•no•log•ic  (him′nl ojik),USA pronunciation  hym′no•logi•cal, adj.  hym′no•logi•cal•ly, adv. 
hym•nolo•gist, n. 
  • 1630–40; hymn + -o- + -logy

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hymnology /hɪmˈnɒlədʒɪ/ n
  1. the study of hymn composition
  2. another word for hymnody

hymˈnologist n

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