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playwriting

noun play·writ·ing \-ˌrī-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of playwriting

  • : the activity of writing plays

Full Definition of playwriting

  1. :  the writing of plays

Examples of playwriting

  1. He gave classes in playwriting and poetry.



1709

First Known Use of playwriting

1709

Variants of playwriting

also play·wright·ing play \-ˌrī-tiŋ\

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