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Drama meaning

drama - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.
  2. 2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.
  3. 3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.
  4. 4. A series of interesting events; theatrical composition; dramatic literature.

drama - examples of usage

  1. From this point they proceeded to go over, as far as memory served them, the different aspects of Rodney's drama. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The whole passed through his mind like the scenes of a drama- his confidence, having lost the track, that his horse, left to himself, would find it again; his terror when, coming back from a stone's- throw off, he found the tree deserted he had tied his horse to; his foolish starting off to catch him, when the only sane course was to wait for his return. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. There was a drive of drama or tragedy back of it, but his mind did not give him details. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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