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[mon-uh-drah-muh, -dram-uh]
  1. a dramatic piece for only one performer.
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Origin of monodrama

First recorded in 1785–95; mono- + drama
Related formsmon·o·dra·mat·ic [mon-uh-druh-mat-ik] /ˌmɒn ə drəˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivemon·o·dram·a·tist, noun
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Examples from the Web for monodrama

Historical Examples of monodrama

  • The form of a monodrama was unfamiliar to the public and has difficulties of its own.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

  • It is a pity that he could not see his "monodrama" at the Lyceum in 1880.

    Ellen Terry and Her Sisters

    T. Edgar Pemberton

  • A new Kammersymphonie and a monodrama "Erwartung" remain unpublished.

    Musical Portraits

    Paul Rosenfeld

  • The 'Prometheus' is done—but the monodrama is where it was—and the novel, not at all.

British Dictionary definitions for monodrama


  1. a play or other dramatic piece for a single performer
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Derived Formsmonodramatic, adjective
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