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English noun: drama

1. drama (communication) a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage

SamplesHe wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway.

Synonymsdramatic play, play

Broader (hypernym)dramatic composition, dramatic work

Narrower (hyponym)Grand Guignol, miracle play, morality play, mystery play, Passion play, playlet, satyr play, theater of the absurd

Part holonymact, stage direction

Domain categorydrama

2. drama (event) an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Synonymsdramatic event

Broader (hypernym)episode

Narrower (hyponym)night terror

3. drama (communication) the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Broader (hypernym)genre, literary genre, writing style

Narrower (hyponym)closet drama, comedy, tragedy

Domain category membersappealing, black humor, black humour, comic, drama, dramatic play, likable, likeable, play, sympathetic, tragic, tragicomic, unappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic, warhorse

4. drama (attribute) the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality

Attributedramatic, undramatic

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