plot·​ty | \ ˈplä-tē How to pronounce plotty (audio) \
plottier; plottiest

Definition of plotty

: marked by intricacy of plot or intrigue a plotty novel

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plottiness noun

Examples of plotty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is, after all, a very plotty movie, one where every nasty twist feels like another puzzle piece falling into place. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Close-to-Home Horror of Hereditary," 7 June 2018 So Hollywood spent a decade trying and failing to condense the plotty tome into a movie with a parade of A-list directors attached (including Curtis Hanson and Philip Kaufman). Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Alienist': TV Review," 15 Jan. 2018 Back in the ’70s, Theroux’s books (and even Greene’s), no matter how intelligent and virtuosic, were too colorful, plotty and cinematic to be granted full respect by the snobbiest literary gatekeepers. Kurt Andersen, New York Times, "In Jonathan Lethem’s ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy,’ a Hustler’s Luck Turns Cold OCT. 11, 2016," 13 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of plotty

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Plotty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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