librettist

noun
li·​bret·​tist | \ lə-ˈbre-tist How to pronounce librettist (audio) \

Definition of librettist

: the writer of a libretto

Examples of librettist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Working with her regular librettist, Royce Vavrek, Missy Mazzoli (pictured) chose to adapt a bleakly shocking plot about a married heroine who takes other lovers. The Economist, 16 Mar. 2021 The author of four books of poetry, Kinsolving is also a librettist, whose works have been performed in national and international venues. courant.com, 19 Feb. 2021 Saariaho’s music, along with the writing of her regular librettist, Amin Maalouf, moves between being swept up with Weil’s thinking and commenting on it. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2021 Composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson wrote the best new opera that barely anyone saw. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2020 There will be a premiere of a virtual choral piece featuring the Fort Worth Opera Chorus’ 42 singers and Frontiers featuring Pulitzer Prize- winning librettist Mark Campbell. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 26 Nov. 2020 There will be a premiere of a virtual choral piece featuring the Fort Worth Opera Chorus’ 42 singers and Frontiers featuring Pulitzer Prize- winning librettist Mark Campbell. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 6 Nov. 2020 There will be a premiere of a virtual choral piece featuring the Fort Worth Opera Chorus’ 42 singers and Frontiers featuring Pulitzer Prize- winning librettist Mark Campbell. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 6 Nov. 2020 There will be a premiere of a virtual choral piece featuring the Fort Worth Opera Chorus’ 42 singers and Frontiers featuring Pulitzer Prize- winning librettist Mark Campbell. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of librettist

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Librettist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/librettist. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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librettist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of librettist

: a person who writes a libretto

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