screenplay

play
noun screen·play \ˈskrēn-ˌplā\

Definition of screenplay

  1. :  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>

1916

First Known Use of screenplay

1916


SCREENPLAY Defined for English Language Learners

screenplay

play
noun screen·play \ˈskrēn-ˌplā\

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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