sce·​nar·​ist | \ sə-ˈner-ist How to pronounce scenarist (audio) \

Definition of scenarist

: a writer of scenarios

Examples of scenarist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of scenarist

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Scenarist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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