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The script for a movie, including descriptions of scenes and some camera directions.


(Film) the script for a film, including instructions for sets and camera work



1. the outline or full script of a motion picture; scenario.
2. Older Use. a motion picture.
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Noun1.screenplay - a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
نَص الفِلْم، مَخْطوطَة الفِلْم
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[ˈskriːnpleɪ] Nguión m


[ˈskriːnpleɪ] nscénario mscreen print nsérigraphie fscreen-printed [ˈskriːnprɪntɪd] adj [design, T-shirt] → sérigraphié(e)screen printing nsérigraphie fscreen rights npldroits mpl d'adaptation cinématographique


[ˈskriːnˌpleɪ] nsceneggiatura


(skriːn) noun
1. a flat, movable, often folding, covered framework for preventing a person etc from being seen, for decoration, or for protection from heat, cold etc. Screens were put round the patient's bed; a tapestry fire-screen.
2. anything that so protects etc a person etc. He hid behind the screen of bushes; a smokescreen.
3. the surface on which films or television pictures appear. cinema/television/radar screen.
1. to hide, protect or shelter. The tall grass screened him from view.
2. to make or show a cinema film.
3. to test for loyalty, reliability etc.
4. to test for a disease. Women should be regularly screened for cancer.
ˈscreenplay noun
the script of a film.
the screen cinema or television films: You can see him on the screen quite often; adjective (etc)
screen actors.
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