• Screenplay — Definition, Meaning

    Screenplay
    Screenplay

    Screenplay


     screen·play \ˈskrēn-ˌplā\ noun

    ScreenPlay Definition & Meaning 1


    The written form of a movie that also includes instructions on how it is to be acted and filmed : the script for a movie

    ScreenPlay Definition & Meaning 2


    The script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production

    Examples of ScreenPlay use in a Sentence

    • an award for best screenplay
    • each actor will be given a copy of the screenplay to study

    First use: 1916

    Synonyms: scenario, script