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  1. dra·ma
    IPA[ˈdrämə]
  2. noun

    • 1. a play for theater, radio, or television:

      a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem
      Synonym : play, show, piece, theatrical work, spectacle, dramatization, screenplay
    • 2. drama as a genre or style of literature:

      Renaissance drama
    • 3. an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances:

      a hostage drama an afternoon of high drama at Fenway Park
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: drama, plural noun: dramas

    • noun

      a play for theatre, radio, or television:

      plays as a genre or style of literature:

    • noun

      an opera whose structure is governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by the convention of having a series of formal arias:
    • noun

      a television or film production set in a particular historical period, in which the actors wear costumes typical of that period.
    • noun

      a play to be read rather than acted.
    • noun

      another term for teleplay
    • noun

      a person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way.
    • noun

      a television or film production set in a particular historical period and characterized by the use of costumes, sets, and props that are typical or evocative of the era:
    • noun

      a drama in which all the action is expressed by dancing.
    • noun

      an opera whose structure is governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by the convention of having a series of formal arias:
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