Drama meaning

drämə, drămə
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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.

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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.

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The quality or condition of being dramatic.

A summit meeting full of drama.

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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.
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A series of events so interesting, vivid, melodramatic, etc. as to resemble those of a play.
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The art or profession of writing, acting in, or producing plays.
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The quality of being dramatic.
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Plays collectively.

Elizabethan drama.

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Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
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The art or practice of writing or producing dramatic works.
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Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period.

Elizabethan drama.

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Theatrical plays in general.
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(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.
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A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play.
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A town in Greece.
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Origin of drama

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary