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dra·ma  audio  (dräm, drm) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action.
    2. A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema.
  1. Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period: Elizabethan drama.
  2. The art or practice of writing or producing dramatic works.
  3. A situation or succession of events in real life having the dramatic progression or emotional effect characteristic of a play: the drama of the prisoner's escape and recapture.
  4. The quality or condition of being dramatic: a summit meeting full of drama.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin drma, drmat-, from Greek, from drn, to do, perform


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