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screenwriter

[skreen-rahy-ter] /ˈskrinˌraɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who writes screenplays, especially as an occupation or profession.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; screen + writer
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  • Unfortunately the screenwriter was on board and after a complaint the would-be critic was fired.
  • Also, the movie's second unit director and its first screenwriter both died during the process.
  • Tells about his attempts to become a screenwriter and then a playwright.
  • In effect, the movie is about a director and a screenwriter.
  • In addition to being a novelist, she has worked as a political speechwriter and a screenwriter.
British Dictionary definitions for screenwriter

screenwriter

/ˈskriːnˌraɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who writes screenplays
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Word Origin and History for screenwriter
n.

1921, from screen (n.) in the film sense + writer.

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