drama

[ drah-muh, dram-uh ]
/ ˈdrɑ mə, ˈdræm ə /

noun

a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.
the branch of literature having such compositions as its subject; dramatic art or representation.
the 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.

Origin of drama

1505–15; < Late Latin < Greek drâma action (of a play), equivalent to drâ(n) to do + -ma noun suffix

Related forms

min·i·dra·ma, noun
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drama

/ (ˈdrɑːmə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for drama

C17: from Late Latin: a play, from Greek: something performed, from drān to do
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