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[drah-muh, dram-uh] /ˈdrɑ mə, ˈdræm ə/

a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.
the branch of literature having such compositions as its subject; art or representation.
the art dealing with the writing and production of plays.
any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results:
the drama of a murder trial.
the quality of being .
a work to be performed by actors on stage, radio, or television; play
the genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage
the art of the writing and production of plays
a situation or sequence of events that is highly emotional, tragic, or turbulent

1510s, from Late Latin drama “play, drama,” from Greek drama (genitive dramatos) “play, action, deed,” from dran “to do, act, perform” (especially some great deed, whether good or bad), from PIE *dere- “to work.” Drama queen attested by 1992.

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