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Definition of "librettist" []

  • The author of a libretto. (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 "librettist" in a sentence
  • "GO: Yes - the librettist is my brother, Ruben Ortiz."
  • "Brooks works closely with collaborators, such as librettist Thomas Meehan and director-choreographer Susan Stroman, much like author Mary Shelley, whose 1818 gothic novel, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, came out of a ghost-story writing contest with Lord Byron and other 19th-century intellectuals."
  • "Of his new handle "librettist," Shanley told Playbill Radio, "It's a really interesting job and it's a really interesting art form."