Definition of "playwright" []

  • One who writes plays; a dramatist. (noun)
  • A person who writes plays (noun)

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Use "playwright" in a sentence
  • "The playwright is clearly striving for Dennis Potter style moments of rapture; sadly he achieves only a bizarre and unintentional effect of Pinteresque non sequitur."
  • "This Irish-born actor, director, and playwright is best known for his adaptations of Shakespearian plays."
  • "This Scottish writer and playwright is probably best known by children around the world as the creator of Peter Pan and Neverland."