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Webster 1913 Edition


Drama

Dra′ma

(drä′mȧ or drā′mȧ; 277)
,
Noun.
[L.
drama
, Gr.
δρᾶμα
, fr.
δρᾶν
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.
☞ The principal species of the drama are
tragedy
and
comedy
; inferior species are
tragi-comedy
,
melodrama
,
operas
,
burlettas
, and
farces
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Drama

DRAMA

,
Noun.
[Gr., to make.] A poem or composition representing a picture of human life, and accommodated to action. The principal species of the drama are tragedy and comedy; inferior species are tragi-comedy, opera, &c.

Definition 2022


Drama

Drama

See also: drama and dráma

English

Proper noun

Drama

  1. A town in Greece.

Anagrams


German

Pronunciation

Noun

Drama n (genitive Dramas, plural Dramen)

  1. drama

Declension

drama

drama

See also: Drama and dráma

English

Noun

drama (usually uncountable, plural dramas or dramata)

  1. A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
  2. Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
  3. Theatrical plays in general
  4. A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play
  5. (slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:drama

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Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Eastern Catalan) IPA(key): /ˈdɾa.mə/
  • (Western Catalan) IPA(key): /ˈdɾa.ma/

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

Noun

drama m (plural drames)

  1. drama (theatrical and media genre)
  2. drama (theatrical plays in general)
  3. drama (difficult situation)
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Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, a drachma).

Noun

drama f (plural drames)

  1. Obsolete spelling of dracma

Cebuano

Etymology

Borrowing from English drama, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

Noun

drama

  1. A theatrical play, a skit.
  2. A radio drama.
  3. A soap opera, a TV show that is not a comedy.
  4. An act, a display of behavior meant to deceive.

Verb

drama

  1. To be emotional or sentimental.
  2. To put on an act.

Czech

Noun

drama n

  1. drama (composition intended for actors)

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Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtraːma/
  • Rhymes: -aːma

Noun

drama n (genitive singular drama, no plural)

  1. drama

Declension


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠɾˠamˠə/

Noun

drama m (genitive singular drama, nominative plural dramaí)

  1. Cois Fharraige form of dráma

Declension

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
drama dhrama ndrama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latin

Pronunciation

Noun

drāma n (genitive drāmatis); third declension

  1. drama, play

Inflection

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative drāma drāmata
genitive drāmatis drāmatum
dative drāmatī drāmatibus
accusative drāma drāmata
ablative drāmate drāmatibus
vocative drāma drāmata

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play).

Noun

drama n (definite singular dramaet, indefinite plural drama or dramaer, definite plural dramaene)

  1. a drama

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).

Noun

drama n (definite singular dramaet, indefinite plural drama, definite plural dramaa)

  1. a drama

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References


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ama

Noun

drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama (composition)
  2. drama (theatrical play)
  3. drama (dramatic situation)

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

drama m (genitive singular drama, plural dramaichean)

  1. Alternative form of dràm

Noun

drama

  1. genitive singular of dràm

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /drâma/
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

Noun

drȁma f (Cyrillic spelling дра̏ма)

  1. drama

Declension


Spanish

Noun

drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

drama n

  1. a drama

Declension

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Veps

Etymology

Borrowing from Russian дра́ма (dráma).

Noun

drama

  1. drama (theatre)

Inflection

Inflection of drama
nominative sing. drama
genitive sing. draman
partitive sing. dramad
partitive plur. dramoid
singular plural
nominative drama dramad
accusative draman dramad
genitive draman dramoiden
partitive dramad dramoid
essive-instructive draman dramoin
translative dramaks dramoikš
inessive dramas dramoiš
elative dramaspäi dramoišpäi
illative ? dramoihe
adessive dramal dramoil
ablative dramalpäi dramoilpäi
allative dramale dramoile
abessive dramata dramoita
comitative dramanke dramoidenke
prolative dramadme dramoidme
approximative I dramanno dramoidenno
approximative II dramannoks dramoidennoks
egressive dramannopäi dramoidennopäi
terminative I ? dramoihesai
terminative II dramalesai dramoilesai
terminative III dramassai
additive I ? dramoihepäi
additive II dramalepäi dramoilepäi

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), драма”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika