playwriting

noun play·writ·ing \ ˈplā-ˌrī-tiŋ \
variants: or less commonly playwrighting

Definition of playwriting

: the writing of plays

Examples of playwriting in a Sentence

  1. He gave classes in playwriting and poetry.

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First Known Use of playwriting

1702


PLAYWRITING Defined for English Language Learners

playwriting

noun

Definition of playwriting for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of writing plays


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