Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /skrɪpt/

Translation of script in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (handwriting) letra (feminine) 1.2 countable/numerable (style of writing) caligrafía (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • At the same time another form of writing, cursive script, was also being developed.
    • Underneath it were the words " Animal Martyr " emblazoned in a flowing, Gothic script.
    • Each scroll was labeled along its edge in the flowing script used in most writing.
    1.3 countable/numerable (alphabet) escritura (feminine), alfabeto (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The quality of the Arabic script is quite poor, obviously copied by a Chinese artisan.
    • Urdu uses an Arabic script, but Persian vocabulary and Hindi grammatical structure.
    • For example, among the 26 nationalities in Yunnan, there are 11 nationalities that formerly used 24 writing scripts.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (text — of film, broadcast) guión (masculine); (— of speech) texto (masculine) television/film script guión (de televisión/cine) script by Harold Pinter guión de Harold Pinter 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) [Sch] [Univ] examen (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Each of the unitary awarding bodies addressed the need to modernise the system for marking exam scripts by developing an electronic marking process
    • Part of a lecturer's job will be the assessment of students and, as such, the marking of examination scripts would, without doubt, be seen as reasonably incidental to the job.
    • There will not be an opportunity for students to access their exam scripts until after the deadline has passed.
    2.3 [Computing/Informática] (program, instructions) script (masculine), secuencia (feminine) de comandos
    Example sentences
    • So I decided to write my own Perl script to do the job.
    • Learn to read shell scripts and follow their workings.
    • One way to do this is to remotely run a simple, undocumented CGI script installed on the drive.
    Example sentences
    • His repertoire includes movies, too, for which he's written successful scripts, and novels, one of which won the Booker Prize.
    • His words depressed me to the point where I decided not to pursue script writing, even though I love writing scripts.
    • Raw video footage was edited and narration was provided from carefully prepared scripts.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [play/film] escribir* el guión de; [speech] redactar 1.2 [Computing/Informática] [program/solution] escribir* 1.3
    (scripted past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [discussion/talk] preparado de antemano

Definition of script in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day trascendencia
significance …
Cultural fact of the day

El Cid (from Arabic "sid" or "master") was the name given to Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (born Vivar, near Burgos, c1043). He is Spain's warrior hero, being brave and warlike but also loyal and fair. He grew up in the court of Fernando I of Castile and later fought against the Moors, earning the title, Campeador. He married Jimena, granddaughter of Alfonso VI, "the Wise." In 1089, after a disagreement with the king, he and his loyal retainers went into exile, recapturing Valencia from the Moors. He died in 1099 and his deeds are the subject of many oral accounts, the most complete being El Cantar del Mío Cid. His sword, La Tizona, is in a museum in Burgos.