sce·​nar·​ist sə-ˈner-ist How to pronounce scenarist (audio)
: a writer of scenarios

Examples of scenarist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scenarist of the eternal frontier first had to get there. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 22 June 2023 Presumably these dynamics played better in scenarist Sarah Alderson’s original novel (which is set in Lisbon rather than Split). Dennis Harvey, Variety, 3 Mar. 2022 McCarthy merely affects sociological seriousness by collaborating with French screenwriter Thomas Bidegain, the scenarist of Jacques Audiard’s 2009 social-justice movie A Prophet, a precursor to Hollywood’s blame-mass-incarceration trend. Armond White, National Review, 28 July 2021 Much of the first hour is devoted to getting-the-band-back-together mechanics, which also lets the scenarists — Mr. Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg — give the characters some new emotional scars. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, 26 May 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scenarist was in 1919

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“Scenarist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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sce·​nar·​ist sə-ˈnar-əst How to pronounce scenarist (audio)
: a writer of scenarios

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