dramatist

[dram-uh-tist, drah-muh-]

noun

a writer of dramas or dramatic poetry; playwright.

Nearby words

  1. dramatic irony,
  2. dramatic monologue,
  3. dramatic unities,
  4. dramatics,
  5. dramatis personae,
  6. dramatization,
  7. dramatize,
  8. dramaturge,
  9. dramaturgy,
  10. drambuie

Origin of dramatist

1670–80; < Greek drāmat- (see dramatic) + -ist

Related formssu·per·dram·a·tist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dramatist

dramatist

noun

a writer of plays; playwright
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Word Origin and History for dramatist

dramatist

n.

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

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