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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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