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script

play
noun \ˈskript\

Definition of script

  1. 1a :  something written :  textb :  an original or principal instrument or documentc (1) :  manuscript 1 (2) :  the written text of a stage play, screenplay, or broadcast; specifically :  the one used in production or performance

  2. 2a :  a style of printed letters that resembles handwritingb :  written characters :  handwritingc :  alphabet

  3. 3 :  a plan of action

Origin and Etymology of script

Middle English, from Latin scriptum thing written, from neuter of scriptus, past participle of scribere to write — more at scribe


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Performing Arts Terms


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script

verb

Definition of script

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare a script for or from

  3. 2 :  to provide carefully considered details for (as a plan of action) an event carefully scripted to attract attention

Examples of script in a sentence

  1. I scripted three episodes of the show.

  2. The discussion couldn't have gone better if we had scripted it.

  3. The trip didn't go as scripted.

1935

First Known Use of script

1935


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script

noun

Definition of script

  1. :  prescription 4a

1951

First Known Use of script

1951


SCRIPT Defined for English Language Learners


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script

verb

Definition of script for English Language Learners

  • : to write the script for (a play, movie, television show, etc.)

  • : to plan how (something) will happen, be done, etc.


SCRIPT Defined for Kids

script

play
noun \ˈskript\

Definition of script for Students

  1. 1 :  the written form of a play or movie or the lines to be said by a performer

  2. 2 :  handwriting


Medical Dictionary

script

play
noun \ˈskript\

Medical Definition of script



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