Definition of essayist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈesāəst/


A person who writes essays, especially as a literary genre.
Example sentences
  • There are prominent modern literary authors, essayists, poets, and painters.
  • Aldous Huxley was an essayist and novelist whose reputation reached its peak in the 1920's.
  • Many poets, novelists, historians, essayists, and writers flooded the market with their literary works.

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Syllabification: es·say·ist

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