Friday, June 19, 2009



Pronunciation: \ˈdrä-mə, ˈdra-\

Function: noun

Etymology: Late Latin dramat-, drama, from Greek, deed, drama, from dran to do, act

Date: 1515

1 a: a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through action and dialogue and typically designed for theatrical performance : play — compare closet drama b: a movie or television production with characteristics (as conflict) of a serious play ; broadly : a play, movie, or television production with a serious tone or subject <a police drama>

2: dramatic art, literature, or affairs

3 a: a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces b: dramatic state, effect, or quality <the drama of the courtroom proceedings

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