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dramatist

[dram-uh-tist, drah-muh-] /ˈdræm ə tɪst, ˈdrɑ mə-/
noun
1.
a writer of dramas or dramatic poetry; playwright.
Origin of dramatist
1670-1680
1670-80; < Greek drāmat- (see dramatic) + -ist
Related forms
superdramatist, noun
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  • From the beginning to the end of his career he was as much a lyric poet as a dramatist.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • The first scene of the second act shows us how Shakespeare, the dramatist, worked.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • The play was the latest work of the Scandinavian dramatist, the actress was Glory Quayle.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • These are the main outlines of Schnitzler's work as a dramatist.

  • It is not the artist's business (be he dramatist or other) to preach.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for dramatist

dramatist

/ˈdræmətɪst/
noun
1.
a writer of plays; playwright
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Word Origin and History for dramatist
n.

1670s, see drama (Greek stem dramat-) + -ist.

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