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Definition of "drama" []

  • A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action. (noun)
  • A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema. (noun)
  • Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period: Elizabethan drama. (noun)
  • The art or practice of writing or producing dramatic works. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drama" in a sentence
  • "But mostly we learned that young people use the term drama because it is empowering."
  • "But American Horror Story — Glee cocreator Ryan Murphy's new "psychosexual" his word drama kicks it up more than a few notches."
  • "Or, if they're the instigators, the word drama lets teenagers feel that they're participating in something innocuous or even funny, rather than having to admit that they've hurt someone's feelings."
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