screenplay

noun screen·play \ ˈskrēn-ˌplā \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of screenplay

: the script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production

Examples of screenplay in a Sentence

  1. an award for best screenplay

  2. each actor will be given a copy of the screenplay to study

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First Known Use of screenplay

1920

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screenplay Synonyms

Synonyms

scenario, script;

Related Words

story, text;


SCREENPLAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of screenplay for English Language Learners

  • : the written form of a movie that also includes instructions on how it is to be acted and filmed : the script for a movie



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