[dram-uh-tist, drah-muh-]
a writer of dramas or dramatic poetry; playwright.

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

superdramatist, noun
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dramatist (ˈdræmətɪst)
a writer of plays; playwright

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Word Origin & History

1670s, see drama + -ist.
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the texts of plays that can be read, as distinct from being seen and heard in performance

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Example sentences
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.
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