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“dramatist” in English

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dramatistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdræm.ə.tɪst/ us /ˈdræm.ə.t̬ɪst/

Examples from literature

  • Jonson's scholarship was thorough, but sweetened and ventilated by his activities as poet and dramatist. 
  • The answer to this question is not simply that the modern dramatist is seldom a Shakespeare. 
  • The genius for story-telling is just the genius which is incapable of being a fine dramatist. 
  • This, unfortunately, could not, in the sense in which the word "good" was then meant, be said of most modern dramatists. 
  • Throughout the present discussion, I have insisted on the point that the great dramatists have always written primarily for the many. 

(Definition of “dramatist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“dramatist” in American English

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dramatistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrɑ·mə·t̬ɪst, ˈdræm·ə-/

a writer of plays, esp. serious ones

(Definition of “dramatist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)