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Definition 1: the quality of being arresting or highly emotional - [noun denoting attribute]

(drama is a kind of ...) emotional nature or quality

(... are attributes of drama) suitable to or characteristic of drama

"a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape" "a dramatic rescue at sea"

(... are attributes of drama) lacking dramatic force and quality

"moved with quiet force and undramatic bearing"

Definition 2: the literary genre of works intended for the theater - [noun denoting communication]

(drama is a kind of ...) a style of expressing yourself in writing

(... is a kind of drama ) drama more suitable for reading that for performing

(... is a kind of drama ) light and humorous drama with a happy ending

(... is a kind of drama ) drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

"comic hero"

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy

"tragic hero"

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings

"all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic"

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

"the sympathetic characters in the play"

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage

"he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

(drama is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy

"a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama"

Definition 3: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where drama or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway

Synonyms for drama in the sense of this definition

(drama is a kind of ...) a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.

(... is a kind of drama ) an ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs

(... is a kind of drama ) a play representing the Passion of Christ

(... is a kind of drama ) a play of a macabre or horrific nature

(... is a kind of drama ) plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless

"Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco have written plays for the theater of the absurd"

(... is a kind of drama ) a short play

(... is a kind of drama ) a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ

(... is a kind of drama ) a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr

(... is a kind of drama ) an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices

(drama is a part of ...) a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet

(drama is a part of ...) an instruction written as part of the script of a play

(drama belongs to category ...) the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Definition 4: an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for drama in the sense of this definition

(drama is a kind of ...) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

(... is a kind of drama ) an 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

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