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librettist

[li-bret-ist] /lɪˈbrɛt ɪst/
noun
1.
the writer of a libretto.
Origin of librettist
1860-1865
From the Italian word librettista, dating back to 1860-65. See libretto, -ist
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  • Of its immense success widow and librettist were in no doubt.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • There was no holding the inspired librettist and the talented young Composer.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • There are the verses, exclaimed the librettist; I wrote them in an hour.

    The Life of Rossini Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • Handel's librettist, whoever he was, did his work downright badly.

    Old Scores and New Readings

    John F. Runciman
  • The Margaret of Gounod and his librettist is not a real person, but a sort of keepsake beauty who sings keepsake music.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • Its leaves were tattered, and the librettist had long since renounced his pen in favour of auctioneering in the North.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
  • I am very pleased with you as a librettist, only keep conciseness in view and avoid prolixity.

  • In 1822 he had associated himself with Scribe as librettist, and other operas now followed in quick succession.

  • After Dumas comes the librettist who transposed the story into suitable Italian verse to be set to music.

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
British Dictionary definitions for librettist

librettist

/lɪˈbrɛtɪst/
noun
1.
the author of a libretto
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