plot·​ty ˈplä-tē How to pronounce plotty (audio)
plottier; plottiest
: marked by intricacy of plot or intrigue
a plotty novel
plottiness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s probably less plotty and more of a character study than any of the others too. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Aug. 2022 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, 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, 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, 13 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plotty was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Plotty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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