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screenwriter

[ skreen-rahy-ter ]
/ ˈskrinˌraɪ tər /
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noun

a person who writes screenplays, especially as an occupation or profession.

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Origin of screenwriter

First recorded in 1920–25; screen + writer

OTHER WORDS FROM screenwriter

screen·writ·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for screenwriter

screenwriter
/ (ˈskriːnˌraɪtə) /

noun

a person who writes screenplays
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