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screenwriter

Line breaks: screen|writer
Pronunciation: /ˈskriːnrʌɪtə
 
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Definition of screenwriter in English:

noun

A person who writes a screenplay.
Example sentences
  • That doesn't explain older screenwriters who choose to write about the trials and tribulations of the young.
  • It does this without ever becoming overly dramatic or sentimental - a trait that many of Hollywood's screenwriters would do well to note.
  • Ask people to name a contemporary screenwriter and even some of the most ardent film buffs might be left scratching their heads.

Derivatives

screenwriting

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Like all of your work, this movie doesn't seem to come from the classical tradition of Hollywood screenwriting.
  • The cumulative effect of using that same cause for each of their crises makes the screenwriting feel uncreative instead of revelatory though.
  • I've read enough about screenwriting to know that, if you're going to use flashbacks, at least make them work in context.

Words that rhyme with screenwriter

scriptwriter

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