playwriting

noun
play·​writ·​ing | \ ˈplā-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce playwriting (audio) \
variants: or less commonly playwrighting

Definition of playwriting

: the writing of plays

Examples of playwriting in a Sentence

He gave classes in playwriting and poetry.
Recent Examples on the Web The drama school offers instruction in acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, technical design and production and theater management. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 30 June 2021 In 2010, Nouveau 47 — an homage to the theater’s launch date — emerged as a group dedicated to the development of new plays, the craft of playwriting, and the advancement of playwrights. Dallas News, 13 May 2021 Davis’ commandingly earthy performance sets the tone for a film that creates enough theatrical freedom for the full range of Wilson’s playwriting. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020 Davis’ commandingly earthy performance sets the tone for a film that creates enough theatrical freedom for the full range of Wilson’s playwriting. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020 Davis’ commandingly earthy performance sets the tone for a film that creates enough theatrical freedom for the full range of Wilson’s playwriting. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020 Davis’ commandingly earthy performance sets the tone for a film that creates enough theatrical freedom for the full range of Wilson’s playwriting. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020 Davis’ commandingly earthy performance sets the tone for a film that creates enough theatrical freedom for the full range of Wilson’s playwriting. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020 Torres majored in English literature but dabbled in playwriting. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of playwriting

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Playwriting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playwriting. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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playwriting

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English Language Learners Definition of playwriting

: the activity of writing plays

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