Definition of essayist in English:


Syllabification: es·say·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈesā-ist


  • A person who writes essays, especially as a literary genre.
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    • 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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