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[dram-uh-tist, drah-muh-] /ˈdræm ə tɪst, ˈdrɑ mə-/
a writer of dramas or dramatic poetry; playwright.
Origin of dramatist
1670-80; < Greek drāmat- (see dramatic) + -ist
Related forms
superdramatist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dramatist
  • Although the dramatist has every license to invent conversation, to mix up times and places, of course that is their license.
  • Whereas the imagination-as any dramatist knows-is drawn more towards movement and hints.
  • As a dramatist, he knew that clichés could thunder if spoken in the right tone.
  • But before long his development as dramatist recapitulated the inward turn of the fiction.
  • No other dead dramatist remains such a daunting admonitory presence for his directors and performers.
  • He has been a poet for poets, a musician for musicians, and a dramatist for anyone who wishes to understand the human heart.
  • It would appear that the dramatist was especially exposed to the predatory habits of the piratical publisher.
  • Increasingly, indeed, the dramatist is limited as to the number of actors he can deploy and the number of sets he can call for.
British Dictionary definitions for dramatist


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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