Drama Definition

drämə, drămə
dramas
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema.
American Heritage
The art or profession of writing, acting in, or producing plays.
Webster's New World
Plays collectively.
Elizabethan drama.
Webster's New World
Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period.
Elizabethan drama.
American Heritage
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pronoun

A town in Greece.

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Other Word Forms of Drama

Noun

Singular:
drama
Plural:
dramas, dramata

Origin of Drama

  • From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drama, “an act, a theatrical act, a play”), from δράω (drao, “to act, to take action, to achieve”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin drāma drāmat- from Greek from drān to do, perform

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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