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English noun: penning

1. penning (act) the act of creating written works


SamplesWriting was a form of therapy for him.
It was a matter of disputed authorship.


Synonymsauthorship, composition, writing


Broader (hypernym)verbal creation


Narrower (hyponym)adoxography, drafting, dramatisation, dramatization, fabrication, fictionalisation, fictionalization, historiography, lexicography, metrification, novelisation, novelization, redaction, versification


Domain category membersadopt, annotate, author, cite, co-author, compose, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, fling off, footnote, ghost, ghostwrite, indite, knock off, outline, paragraph, pen, profile, reference, rewrite, scratch off, script, toss off, write, write about, write copy, write of, write on, write out, write up









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