Definition of playwright noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

playwright

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpleɪraɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪraɪt//
 
People in publishing, People in theatre
 
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a person who writes plays for the theatre, television or radio synonym dramatist compare screenwriter, scriptwriter See related entries: People in publishing, People in theatreExtra examples Which playwright wrote ‘Doctor Faustus’? one of the country’s leading playwrights The famous playwright died in 1616 at the age of 52.
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