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also play·wright·ing  (plā′rī-tĭng)
The writing of plays.
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(ˈpleɪˌraɪtɪŋ) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the writing of plays
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or play•wright•ing

(ˈpleɪˌraɪ tɪŋ)
the writing of plays.
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