[ pin-ter ]

  1. Harold, 1930–2008, English playwright.

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How to use Pinter in a sentence

  • Pinter straightened himself, blinking like an owl, and looked carelessly over the graveyard.

  • After that Dave lost no time: he drove straight on, encouraged by the thuds of Pinter's and Kullers' picks drawing nearer.

  • Pinter had practical experience and a line clear of graves, and he made good time.

  • Pinter chose a spot about three panels or thirty feet along the other fence, the back fence of the cemetery, and started his hole.

  • Pinter scratched his chin-feathers reflectively till the other party cooled.

British Dictionary definitions for Pinter


/ (ˈpɪntə) /

  1. Harold. 1930–2008, English dramatist. His plays, such as The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), No Man's Land (1974), Moonlight (1993), and Celebration (2000), are noted for their equivocal and halting dialogue: Nobel prize for literature 2005

Derived forms of Pinter

  • Pinteresque, adjective

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