- a work to be performed by actors on stage, radio, or television; play
- the genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage
- the art of the writing and production of plays
- a situation or sequence of events that is highly emotional, tragic, or turbulent
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dra•ma /ˈdrɑmə, ˈdræmə/USA pronunciation n., pl. -mas.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Literature a presentation in dialogue and action of a story involving conflict of characters, to be performed on the stage;
- Literature dramatic art or literature in general:[uncountable]Lovers of drama will hate this play.
- an event or series of events having conflicting elements:[uncountable]the drama of the election year.
dra•ma (drä′mə, dram′ə),USA pronunciation n.
- Literaturea composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, esp. one intended to be acted on the stage;
- Literaturethe branch of literature having such compositions as its subject;
dramatic art or representation.
- Literaturethe art dealing with the writing and production of plays.
- any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results:the drama of a murder trial.
- the quality of being dramatic.
- Greek drâma action (of a play), equivalent. to drâ(n) to do + -ma noun, nominal suffix
- Late Latin
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drama /ˈdrɑːmə/ n
'drama' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Agate - Alcmanic verse - All for Love - Artaud - Atkinson - Benchley - Boris Godunov - Comédie Française - Cymbeline - D'Annunzio - Dionysus - Elche - Hauptmann - Heywood - Hochhuth - Kalidasa - Mummerset - No - Peele - absorbing - affectless - agon - alarum - alarums and excursions - antagonist - anthology - antistrophe - archer - art - august - baker - bawdy - biodrama - bouquet - brouhaha - build - burletta - business - buskin - buskined - cantata - canticum - catastasis - catastrophe - character - chorus - chronicle play - cinematize - cliché - cloak-and-sword