- The definition of a drama is a story or situation which usually presents some sort of conflict.
- An example of drama is Romeo and Juliet.
- An example of drama is a break-up caused by the boyfriend cheating with the girlfriend's best friend.
The play, Hamlet, is a Shakesperean drama.
- a literary composition that tells a story, usually of human conflict, by means of dialogue and action, to be performed by actors; play; now often specif., any play that is not a comedy
- the art or profession of writing, acting in, or producing plays
- plays collectively: Elizabethan drama
- a series of events so interesting, vivid, etc. as to resemble those of a play
- the quality of being dramatic
Origin of dramaLate Latin ; from Classical Greek an action, drama ; from dran, to do ; from Indo-European base an unverified form drā-, to work from source Latvian darīt, to do
- a. A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action.b. A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema.
- Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period: Elizabethan drama.
- The art or practice of writing or producing dramatic works.
- A situation or succession of events in real life having the dramatic progression or emotional effect characteristic of a play: the drama of the prisoner's escape and recapture.
- The quality or condition of being dramatic: a summit meeting full of drama.
Origin of dramaLate Latin drāma, drāmat-, from Greek, from drān, to do, perform.
(usually uncountable, plural dramas or dramata)
- A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
- Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
- Theatrical plays in general
- A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play
- (slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.
From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drama, “an act, a theatrical act, a play”), from δράω (drao, “to act, to take action, to achieve”)
- A town in Greece.