dramatist

noun

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

Example Sentences

the American dramatist Arthur Miller
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Word History

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 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

dramatist

noun
dram·​a·​tist
ˈdram-ət-əst,
ˈdräm-
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