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One who writes copy to be used by an announcer, performer, or director in a film or broadcast.

script′writ′ing n.


(Film) a person who prepares scripts, esp for a film
ˈscriptˌwriting n


(ˈskrɪptˌraɪ tər)

a person who writes scripts, as for movies or television.
script′writ`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scriptwriter - someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas
film writer, screenwriter - someone who writes screenplays
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
كاتِب النُّصوص
autor textuscénárista
autor textu
senaristsenaryo yazarı


[ˈskrɪptˌraɪtəʳ] Nguionista mf


[ˈskrɪptraɪtər] nscénariste mf


nTextautor(in) m(f); (of screenplay) → Drehbuchautor(in) m(f); (of talk etc) → Verfasser(in) m(f)des (Manu)skripts


[ˈskrɪptˌraɪtəʳ] nsceneggiatore/trice, soggettista m/f


(skript) noun
the text of a play, talk etc. Have the actors all got their scripts?
ˈscriptwriter noun
a person who writes the texts for radio or television programmes.
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