n. a person who writes plays.

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  • Playwright — Play wright , n. A maker or adapter of plays. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • playwright — (n.) 1680s, from PLAY (Cf. play) (n.) + WRIGHT (Cf. wright) …   Etymology dictionary

  • playwright — [n] person who writes for the theater author, dramatist, dramaturge, dramaturgist, librettist, scenarist, scripter, tragedian, writer; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • playwright — ► NOUN ▪ a person who writes plays …   English terms dictionary

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  • Playwright — A playwright, also called a dramatist, is a person who writes plays. The term is not a variant spelling of playwrite , but something quite distinct: the word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (as in a wheelwright or… …   Wikipedia

  • playwright — UK [ˈpleɪˌraɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms playwright : singular playwright plural playwrights someone who writes plays, especially as their job …   English dictionary

  • playwright — [[t]ple͟ɪraɪt[/t]] playwrights N COUNT A playwright is a person who writes plays. Syn: dramatist …   English dictionary

  • Playwright Theatre — The Playwright Theatre, located at 2119 East 17th Avenue in Denver, CO is known to many Denver Residents as the former home of the Avenue Theater. It was home to Denver s longest running musical, Party Of One, which ran until 2006. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • playwright — noun Etymology: 1play + obsolete wright maker more at wright Date: 1616 a person who writes plays …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • playwright — /play ruyt /, n. a writer of plays; dramatist. [1680 90; PLAY + WRIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

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