HyperDic: drama

English > 4 senses of the word drama:
NOUNcommunicationdrama, play, dramatic playa dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
eventdrama, dramatic eventan episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
communicationdramathe literary genre of works intended for the theater
attributedramathe quality of being arresting or highly emotional
drama > pronunciation
Soundsdraa'mah
RhymesAlabama ... Yuma: 82 rhymes with mah...
English > drama: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
Synonymsplay, dramatic play
CategorydramaThe literary genre of works intended for the theater
PartsactA subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
stage directionAn instruction written as part of the script of a play
NarrowerGrand GuignolA play of a macabre or horrific nature
Passion playA play representing the Passion of Christ
miracle playA medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr / martyr
morality playAn allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries
mystery playA medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
playletA short / short play
satyr playAn ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs
theater of the absurdPlays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless
Broaderdramatic composition, dramatic workA play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
Spanishdrama, obra teatral
Catalandrama
Adjectivesdramaticpertaining to or characteristic of drama
thespianof or relating to drama / drama
Nounsdramatistsomeone who writes plays
Verbsdramatize, dramatiserepresent something in a dramatic manner
dramatize, dramatiseput into dramatic form
English > drama: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn episode that is turbulent or highly emotional.
Synonymdramatic event
Narrowernight terrorAn emotional episode (usually in young children) in which the person awakens in terror with feelings of anxiety and fear but is unable to remember any incident that might have provoked those feelings
BroaderepisodeA happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
Spanishdrama, evento dramático, tragedia
Catalandrama, esdeveniment dramàtic, tragèdia
Adjectivesdramaticsuitable to or characteristic of drama / drama
dramaticsensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
Verbsdramatizeadd details to
dramatize, dramatiserepresent something in a dramatic manner
English > drama: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe literary genre of works intended for the theater.
Category ofblack humor, black humourThe juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
comicOf or relating to or characteristic of comedy
play, drama, dramatic playA dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likable(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
tragicOf or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
tragicomicOf or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
unsympathetic, unappealing, unlikeable, unlikable(of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
warhorseA work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
Narrowercloset dramadrama more suitable for reading that for performing
comedylight and humorous drama with a happy ending
tragedydrama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
Broaderwriting style, literary genre, genreA style of expressing yourself in writing
Spanishdrama, dramática, dramaturgia
Catalandrama, dramàtica, dramatúrgia
Adjectivesdramaticpertaining to or characteristic of drama
Nounsdramatistsomeone who writes plays
Verbsdramatize, dramatiserepresent something in a dramatic manner
dramatize, dramatiseput into dramatic form
English > drama: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being arresting or highly emotional.
AttributesdramaticSuitable to or characteristic of drama / drama
undramaticlacking dramatic / dramatic force and quality
Broaderemotionality, emotionalismemotional nature or quality
Spanishdramatismo
Verbsdramatize, dramatiserepresent something in a dramatic manner

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