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Definition of "playwriting" [playwriting]

  • The writing of plays. (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 "playwriting" in a sentence
  • "I have a theatre degree with concentrations in playwriting, acting and directing …"
  • "I did have a good eye and ear for character, one of the few things I was able to grasp in playwriting and carry into fiction."
  • "Also, I'm not trying to sound snooty or anything, but I have a graduate degree in playwriting, so I probably spend way too much time analyzing things like character, plot development, symbolism and other imagery, plot contrivances, etc., to the extent that I realize I probably attribute things to an author that even the author may not have intended."
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