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monodrama

[ mon-uh-drah-muh, -dram-uh ]

noun

  1. a dramatic piece for only one performer.


monodrama

/ ˈmɒnəʊˌdrɑːmə /

noun

  1. a play or other dramatic piece for a single performer


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmonodraˈmatic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • mon·o·dra·mat·ic [mon-, uh, -dr, uh, -, mat, -ik], adjective
  • mono·drama·tist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of monodrama1

First recorded in 1785–95; mono- + drama
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Example Sentences

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

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

As a tragic monodrama it is incomparable for sustained power and terrible beauty.

A new Kammersymphonie and a monodrama "Erwartung" remain unpublished.

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

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