noun Date: 1921 a writer of screenplays

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  • screenwriter — [skrēn′rīt΄er] n. the writer of a script for a film screenwriting n …   English World dictionary

  • Screenwriter — Screenwriters or scenarists are scriptwriters who write the screenplays from which films and television programs are made.Most screenwriters start their careers writing on speculation. That means they write without being hired and paid for it.… …   Wikipedia

  • screenwriter — UK [ˈskriːnˌraɪtə(r)] / US [ˈskrɪnˌraɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms screenwriter : singular screenwriter plural screenwriters cinema someone whose job is to write stories for films …   English dictionary

  • screenwriter — [[t]skri͟ːnraɪtə(r)[/t]] screenwriters N COUNT A screenwriter is a person who writes screenplays …   English dictionary

  • screenwriter — /skreen ruy teuhr/, n. a person who writes screenplays, esp. as an occupation or profession. [1920 25; SCREEN + WRITER] * * * …   Universalium

  • screenwriter — noun One who writes for the screen, who writes drama for film or television; especially a professional who knows the conventions appropriate to such work …   Wiktionary

  • screenwriter — Synonyms and related words: choreographer, comedian, dramatist, dramatizer, dramaturge, farcer, farceur, farceuse, farcist, gagman, joke writer, jokesmith, librettist, melodramatist, mimographer, monodramatist, play doctor, play fixer, playwright …   Moby Thesaurus

  • screenwriter — screen|writ|er [ˈskri:nˌraıtə US ər] n someone who writes plays for film or television →↑playwright …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • screenwriter — screen|writ|er [ skrin,raıtər ] noun count someone whose job is to write stories for movies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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