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drama Explained

drama at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['drɔmə]

drama at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1515, from L.L. drama "play, drama," from Gk. drama (gen. dramatos) "play, action, deed," from dran "to do, act, perform." Dramatic "appropriate to drama" is from 1725. Dramatis person? 1730, from L., lit. "persons of a drama." ///

drama at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Late Latin; Origin: Greek, 'action, theater plays', from dran 'to do']//
1 [U and C] a play for the theatre, television, radio etc, usually a serious one, or plays in general: comedy// --the great traditions of ancient Greek drama// a TV/television/radio drama // --the award-winning TV drama 'Prime Suspect'// --a new drama series for Saturday nights// --a drama critic// --a courtroom drama (=one that takes place in a court of law) // --a lavish costume drama (=one about events in a past century) // --He plays a Russian spy in the comedy drama 'Sleepers'.//
2 [U] acting - used when talking about it as a subject to study or teach: --young actors coming out of drama school // --our drama teacher//
3 [U and C] an exciting event or set of events, or the quality of being exciting: --Maggie's life is always full of drama.// --accidents, burst pipes, and other domestic dramas// --a night of high drama (=very exciting events) // --the drama of the moment//
4 make a drama out of sth: to become upset about a small problem and make it seem worse than it really is// --Brian always makes such a drama out of everything.//
5 drama queen: a woman or homosexual man who tends to behave as if situations are worse than they really are - used to show disapproval//

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drama at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

185 Moby Thesaurus words for "drama":
Broadway, Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, acting, alphabet,
antimasque, art, audience success, ballet, blueprint, boards, bomb,
broadcast drama, burlesque, burlesque show, carnival, charactering,
characterization, charade, chart, choreography, circus,
cliff hanger, closet drama, comedy drama,
conventional representation, critical success, dance notation,
daytime serial, delineation, demonstration, depiction, depictment,
diagram, dialogue, documentary drama, dramalogue, dramatic art,
dramatic play, dramatic series, dramatics, dramaturgy, drawing,
duodrama, duologue, entertainment industry, epic theater,
exemplification, experimental theater, extravaganza, failure,
figuration, flop, footlights, gasser, giveaway, happening,
hieroglyphic, histrionics, hit, hit show, iconography, ideogram,
illustration, imagery, imaging, improvisational drama, legit,
legitimate drama, legitimate stage, letter, limning, logogram,
logograph, map, masque, melodrama, minstrel show, miracle,
miracle play, monodrama, monologue, morality, morality play,
music drama, musical notation, musical revue, mystery,
mystery play, notation, off Broadway, off-off-Broadway, opera,
pageant, panel show, pantomime, pastoral, pastoral drama,
photoplay, pictogram, picturization, piece, plan, play, playland,
playlet, portraiture, portrayal, prefigurement, presentment,
printing, problem play, projection, psychodrama, quiz show,
radio drama, realization, rendering, rendition, repertory drama,
representation, review, revue, scenario, schema, score, script,
sensational play, serial, show, show biz, show business, sitcom,
situation comedy, sketch, skit, soap, soap opera, sociodrama,
spectacle, stage play, stage show, stage world, stagecraft,
stagedom, stageland, stock, straight drama, strawhat,
strawhat circuit, success, summer stock, suspense drama, syllabary,
symbol, tablature, tableau, tableau vivant, talk show, teleplay,
television drama, television play, the boards, the footlights,
the scenes, the stage, the theater, theater, theater of cruelty,
theater world, theatre, theatricalism, theatrics, theatromania,
theatrophobia, total theater, variety, variety show, vaudeville,
vaudeville show, vehicle, word-of-mouth success, work, writing

drama at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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Drama at German => English Of Explained:

Drama [draːmaː]nsn
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drama at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Theater): play, show, spectacle, theatrical production, drama, skit, sketch, scene, act.

[N] (Theater): {author}: dramatic author, dramatic writer, play writer,

[ADJ] (Theater): dramatic, theatric, theatrical, scenic, histrionic, comic, tragic, farcical, tragicomic, melodramatic, operatic.

drama at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C] a play for the theatre, television or radio:
a costume / historical drama
2 [U] plays considered as a form of literature:
classical / Elizabethan / modern drama * a drama critic * a drama student * I studied English and Drama at college.
3 [C] an exciting event:
A powerful human drama was unfolding before our eyes.
4 [U, C] excitement:
You couldn't help being thrilled by the drama of the situation.
IDIOMS
make a drama out of sth to make a small problem or event seem more important or serious than it really is

drama at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C] a play for the theatre, television or radio:
a costume / historical drama
2 [U] plays considered as a form of literature:
classical / Elizabethan / modern drama * a drama critic * a drama student * I studied English and Drama at college.
3 [C] an exciting event:
A powerful human drama was unfolding before our eyes.
4 [U, C] excitement:
You couldn't help being thrilled by the drama of the situation.
IDIOMS
make a drama out of sth to make a small problem or event seem more important or serious than it really is

Drama at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Drama \Dra"ma\ (?; 277), n. [L. drama, Gr. ?, fr. ? to do, act;
cf. Lith. daryti.]
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.

A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.
--Milton.

2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and
interest. ``The drama of war.'' --Thackeray.

Westward the course of empire takes its way; The
four first acts already past, A fifth shall close
the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is
the last. --Berkeley.

The drama and contrivances of God's providence.
--Sharp.

3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or
illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Note: The principal species of the drama are {tragedy} and
{comedy}; inferior species are {tragi-comedy},
{melodrama}, {operas}, {burlettas}, and {farces}.

{The romantic drama}, the kind of drama whose aim is to
present a tale or history in scenes, and whose plays (like
those of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others) are stories
told in dialogue by actors on the stage. --J. A. Symonds.

drama at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

drama
n 1: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a
stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced
on Broadway" [syn: {play}, {dramatic play}]
2: an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional [syn: {dramatic
event}]
3: the literary genre of works intended for the theater
4: the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

drama at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Drama|dráma

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » δρᾶμα||lang=grc|tr=drama|an act, a theatrical act, a play, from Inter: term » δράω||tr=drao|lang=grc|to act, to take action, to achieve

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » En-us-drama.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -|s|pl2=dramata
  • A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
    1. Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
    2. Theatrical plays in general
    3. A dramatic situation in real life
    4. Inter: slan » g Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:drama -

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top » terms derived from drama (noun)

  • drama queen
  • dramatic
  • dramatical
  • dramatically
  • dramatics

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • dramatism
    • dramatist
    • dramatization
    • dramatize
    • melodrama


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » composition
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|دراما|f|tr=draama, Inter: t- » ar|مسرحية|f|tr=masraHíyya
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|戲劇|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|戏剧|tr=xìjù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|drama|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|drama|n
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|drame|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Drama|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δράμα|n|tr=dráma
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नाटक|tr=nāṭak
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|dramato
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|drama

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|劇|tr=げき, geki, Inter: t- » ja|演戯|tr=えんげき, engeki, Inter: t+ » ja|ドラマ|tr=dorama, Inter: t+ » ja|芝居|tr=しばい, shibai
    • Malayalam: നാടകം (naatakam)
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dramat|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dramă|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|драма|f|tr=dráma
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|drama|m, Inter: t- » es|obra teatral|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|sarakasi
    • Telugu: నాటకం (naaTakam)
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|kịch


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Brought through the media
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مسلسلات|p|tr=musalsilaat
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|電視連續劇|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|电视连续剧|tr=diànshì liánxùjù|sc=Hani (TV), Inter: t- » cmn|電視劇|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|电视剧|tr=diànshìjù|sc=Hani (TV), Inter: t- » cmn|連續劇|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|连续剧|tr=liánxùjù|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|drama|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δράμα|n|tr=dráma
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नाटक|tr=nāṭak
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|drama


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ドラマ|tr=dorama
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|드라마|tr=deurama|sc=Hang
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|drama
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dramat|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|драма|f|tr=dráma, Inter: t+ » ru|сериал|m|tr=seriál, Inter: t+ » ru|телесериал|m|tr=teleseriál (TV)
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|sarakasi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Theatrical play
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|دراما|f|tr=draama, Inter: t- » ar|مسرحية|f|tr=masraHíyya
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|戲劇|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|戏剧|tr=xìjù|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: drama {{n}}, toneelstuk {{n}}, theateropvoering {{f}}
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|drame|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Drama|m, Inter: t+ » de|Schauspiel|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δράμα|n|tr=dráma
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|drama


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ドラマ|tr=dorama, Inter: t+ » ja|芝居|tr=しばい, shibai, Inter: t- » ja|演戯|tr=えんぎ, engi
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dramat|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dramă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|драма|f|tr=dráma
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|drama|m, Inter: t- » es|obra teatral|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|sarakasi
  • Telugu: నాటకం (naaTakam)
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|dramat

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Dramatic situation
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|drama|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δράμα|n|tr=dráma
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|dráma
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ドラマ|tr=dorama
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dramat|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dramă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|драма|f|tr=dráma
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|drama|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|sarakasi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * damar

    Czech

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=n
  • drama Inter: gloss » composition intended for actors

    Related terms

    * dramatický {{m}}
    • dramatik {{m}}
    • dramatizovat
    • dramaturg {{m}}
    • dramaturgie {{f}}


    Icelandic

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈtraːma/|lang=is
    • : Inter: rhymes » aːma|lang=is

      Noun

      Inter: is-noun » n|drama|-


  • drama

    Declension

    Inter: is-decl-noun-n-w » dr|a|m|pl=-

  • Scottish Gaelic

    Noun

    Inter: gd-noun » g=m|gen=drama|pl=dramaichean
  • Alternative form of Inter: l » gd|dràm.
    1. Inter: genitive of » {{l|gd|dràm|lang=gd}}


    Serbo-Croatian

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /drâma/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » dra|ma

      Noun

      Inter: sh-noun » g=f|head=drȁma|r|драма|дра̏ма


  • drama

    Declension

    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |drȁma|drame
    |drame|drȃmā
    |drami|dramama
    |dramu|drame
    |dramo|drame
    |drami|dramama
    |dramom|dramama


    Spanish

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » m
  • drama

  • Category: Category:Spanish nouns with irregular gender -

    Swedish

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Sv-drama.ogg|Audio

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • a drama

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-irreg-n » 2=dramat|3=dramer|4=dramerna

    Related terms

    * dramatiker
    • dramatisk
    • dramaturg
    • dramaturgi


    Translation: cy » drama
    Translation: de » drama
    Translation: et » drama
    Translation: el » drama
    Translation: es » drama
    Translation: eo » drama
    Translation: fa » drama
    Translation: fr » drama
    Translation: ko » drama
    Translation: hr » drama
    Translation: io » drama
    Translation: id » drama
    Translation: it » drama
    Translation: kn » drama
    Translation: ku » drama
    Translation: lt » drama
    Translation: li » drama
    Translation: hu » drama
    Translation: mg » drama
    Translation: ml » drama
    Translation: my » drama
    Translation: nl » drama
    Translation: ja » drama
    Translation: pl » drama
    Translation: pt » drama
    Translation: ru » drama
    Category: simple:drama -
    Translation: sl » drama
    Translation: fi » drama
    Translation: sv » drama
    Translation: ta » drama
    Translation: te » drama
    Translation: tr » drama
    Translation: vi » drama
    Translation: zh » drama

  • Drama at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » drama

    English

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A town in Greece.

    Anagrams

    * damar


  • Category: Category:en:Towns -

    German

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » n|Dramas|Dramen
  • drama

  • Category: Category:German nouns -
    Translation: cs » Drama
    Translation: de » Drama
    Translation: et » Drama
    Translation: el » Drama
    Translation: fr » Drama
    Translation: ko » Drama
    Translation: io » Drama
    Translation: id » Drama
    Translation: hu » Drama
    Translation: mg » Drama
    Translation: pl » Drama
    Translation: pt » Drama
    Translation: ru » Drama
    Translation: sv » Drama
    Translation: tl » Drama
    Translation: tr » Drama
    Translation: zh » Drama

    dráma at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Hungarian==
    Inter: wikipedia » lang=hu

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdraːmɒ/|lang=hu
    • Inter: hyphenation » drá|ma

      Noun

      Inter: hu-noun » pl=drámák


  • drama
    1. theatrical play

      Declension

      Inter: hu-decl-k-back » drám|áInter: hu-pos-tok » drámá

      Derived terms

      * drámai


    ;Compound words
    • drámaíró

      See also

      * tragédia


    Category: Category:hu:Drama -
    Translation: el » dráma
    Translation: lt » dráma
    Translation: hu » dráma
    Translation: mg » dráma
    Translation: pl » dráma
    Translation: tl » dráma