a writer of plays; dramatist.

1680–90; play + wright Unabridged
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playwright (ˈpleɪˌraɪt)
a person who writes plays

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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
That's what makes this a forum and not a play of which you are the playwright.
It soon sold out, and during the winter playwright and actor swept both major theatre awards.
The renowned playwright and author on the idea of crime.
His mother was a wouldbe playwright and summer playhouse owner.
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