playwriting

noun

play·​writ·​ing ˈplā-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce playwriting (audio)
variants or less commonly playwrighting
: the writing of plays

Example Sentences

He gave classes in playwriting and poetry.
Recent Examples on the Web The arts, music, sculpting, painting, playwriting, film, creative writing, literature, and the arts succeed where politics and religion fail. Michael Klein, SPIN, 22 Sep. 2022 The other issue, endemic in Greenberg’s playwriting, is the overly abstract nature of the thematic design. Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playwriting was in 1702

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Cite this Entry

“Playwriting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playwriting. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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