verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of script
Related Words for scriptedform, devise, conceive, invent, write, pen, produce, design, orchestrate, ghost, originate, formulate, author, fabricate, contrive, frame, script, discover, imagine, cast
Examples from the Web for scripted
Contemporary Examples of scripted
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career
December 15, 2014
For me, watching a scripted show is work, but with reality you get a complete mental break.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer
December 15, 2014
Too silly and too scripted, those segments paled in comparison to the ones that Handler helmed solo.Chelsea Handler Ends 'Chelsea Lately' With One Last Middle Finger
August 27, 2014
Bad behavior, especially on scripted reality shows, is universal.‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment
August 19, 2014
Recent comments by TV showrunners, and in the media, suggest that scripted series peak in their third seasons.A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!
July 24, 2014
- an original or principal document
- (esp in England) a will or codicil or the draft for one
Word Origin for script
late 14c., "something written," earlier scrite (c.1300), from Old French escrit "piece of writing, written paper; credit note, IOU; deed, bond" (Modern French écrit) from Latin scriptum "a writing, book; law; line, mark," noun use of neuter past participle of scribere "to write," from PIE *skribh- "to cut, separate, sift" (cf. Greek skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch," Lettish skripat "scratch, write," Old Norse hrifa "scratch"), from root *(s)ker- "cut, incise" (cf. Old English sceran "cut off, shear;" see shear (v.)) on the notion of carving marks in stone, wood, etc.
Meaning "handwriting" is recorded from 1860. Theatrical use, short for manuscript, is attested from 1884. The importance of Rome to the spread of civilization in Europe is attested by the fact that the word for "write" in Celtic and Germanic (as well as Romanic) languages derives from scribere (e.g. French écrire, Irish scriobhaim, Welsh ysgrifennu, German schreiben). The cognate Old English scrifan means "to allot, assign, decree" (see shrive; also cf. Old Norse skript "penance") and Modern English uses write (v.) to express this action.
"adapt (a work) for broadcasting or film," 1935, from script (n.). Related: Scripted; scripting.