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screenplay Syllabification: screen·play
Pronunciation: /ˈskrēnˌplā/

Definition of screenplay in English:


The script of a movie, including acting instructions and scene directions.
Example sentences
  • It was through Laurent that I started writing screenplays for short films.
  • He became much more than the sum total of his own films and screenplays.
  • This is a Shakespeare adaptation, not an original film with an adapted screenplay.

Words that rhyme with screenplay

replay • Millais • inlay

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