dra·​ma·​tist ˈdra-mə-tist How to pronounce dramatist (audio)

Examples of dramatist in a Sentence

the American dramatist Arthur Miller
Recent Examples on the Web Like David, Audubon was a dramatist at heart, and an abiding quality of his bird paintings is their vivid sense of theater. Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 May 2024 That is very much a moment of Peter Morgan’s, again, dramatist imagination. Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Dec. 2023 Sentimentality is the solution for dramatists who don’t want to grapple too strenuously with their own questions. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 Townsend, not Swanson, is the master dramatist of Booth’s crime and escape. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 No modern British dramatist polarized his countrymen as much as Edward Bond, who died on Sunday at age 89. Benedict Nightingale, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 The same can be said for the Selma director, who diligently chronicles the author’s quest for unifying theories without warring with her own inner dramatist, empath, and/or creative sound-and-vision artist. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 17 Jan. 2024 The production is the first of Jacobs-Jenkins’ original works to be on Broadway and is staged by Lila Neugebauer (Causeway), who directed the dramatist’s Everybody at Signature Theater in 2017. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Dec. 2023 But despite his initial trepidation, the esteemed dramatist couldn’t help but ponder the possibilities. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023

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First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dramatist was in 1678

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“Dramatist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramatist. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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