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librettist

[li-bret-ist]
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noun
  1. the writer of a libretto.

Origin of librettist

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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for librettist

librettist

noun
  1. the author of a libretto
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