screenplay
noun Date: 1916 the script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production

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  • screenplay —   a script or text for a film production written by a scripter or screenwriter(s) (or scribe), written (scribbled, scripted, or penned) in the prescribed form as a series of master scenes, with all the dialogue provided and the essential actions… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • screenplay — /skreen play /, n. 1. a motion picture or television scenario. 2. Older Use. a motion picture. [1915 20; SCREEN + PLAY] * * * Written text that provides the basis for a film production. Screenplays usually include not only the dialogue spoken by… …   Universalium

  • screenplay — noun /ˈskriːnˌpleɪ/ a script for a movie or a television show I know Corinne would be happy if I started writing scripts again. Since my last screenplay, I havent written anything in over four months. See Also: teleplay, screenwriter …   Wiktionary

  • screenplay — noun Screenplay is used after these nouns: ↑film …   Collocations dictionary

  • screenplay — [[t]skri͟ːnpleɪ[/t]] screenplays N COUNT A screenplay is the words to be spoken in a film, and instructions about what will be seen in it. Syn: script …   English dictionary

  • screenplay — noun (C) a story written for film or television: her first screenplay, an adaptation of Austen s Sense and Sensibility …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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