1. playwright

noun. ['ˈpleɪˌraɪt'] someone who writes plays.


  • writer
  • author


  • play (English)
  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wright (English)
  • wyrhta (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word playwright

1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes containing the word playwright

1. Because theatre is a story-telling art form, we feel entitled to assume that the playwright got there before we got there.
- Tom Stoppard

2. Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang - even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.
- Mindy Kaling

3. But how can the characters in a play guess the plot? We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on"concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.
- C.S. Lewis