librettist

[li-bret-ist]
noun
the writer of a libretto.

Origin:
1860–65; < Italian librettista. See libretto, -ist

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librettist (lɪˈbrɛtɪst)
 
n
the author of a libretto

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The librettist has received much better treatment than the composer.
In the closing section of the opera, composer and librettist took a considerable risk that didn't quite pay off on opening night.
Use the librettist's words, but make them about yourself.
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