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Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi... it's all fine if the story's compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot.
Jensen Ackles

Meaning of "drama" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DRAMA

From Late Latin: a play, from Greek: something performed, from drān to do.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DRAMA

drama  [ˈdrɑːmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRAMA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drama is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DRAMA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

drama

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action", which is derived from the verb meaning "to do" or "to act". The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. The structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception. The early modern tragedy Hamlet by Shakespeare and the classical Athenian tragedy Oedipus the King by Sophocles are among the masterpieces of the art of drama. A modern example is Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill. The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy, while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy.

Definition of drama in the English dictionary

The first definition of drama in the dictionary is a work to be performed by actors on stage, radio, or television; play. Other definition of drama is the genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage. Drama is also the art of the writing and production of plays.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRAMA


Brahma
ˈbrɑːmə
cama
ˈkɑːmə
choreodrama
ˌkɒrɪəʊˈdrɑːmə
Cinerama
ˌsɪnəˈrɑːmə
Circlorama
ˌsɜːkləˈrɑːmə
cosmorama
ˌkɒzməˈrɑːmə
cyclorama
ˌsaɪkləʊˈrɑːmə
diorama
ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə
docudrama
ˈdɒkjʊˌdrɑːmə
grama
ˈɡrɑːmə
gramma
ˈɡrɑːmə
lama
ˈlɑːmə
melodrama
ˈmɛləˌdrɑːmə
monodrama
ˈmɒnəʊˌdrɑːmə
myriorama
ˌmɪrɪəˈrɑːmə
Nama
ˈnɑːmə
Obama
əʊˈbɑːmə
panorama
ˌpænəˈrɑːmə
psychodrama
ˈsaɪkəʊˌdrɑːmə
Rama
ˈrɑːmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRAMA

dram
drama critic
drama queen
drama school
drama student
drama-doc
Dramamine
dramatic
dramatic arts
dramatic irony
dramatic society
dramatical
dramatically
dramaticism
dramatics
dramatis personae
dramatisable
dramatiser
dramatist
dramatizable

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRAMA

agama
Alabama
ashrama
asrama
closet drama
costume drama
Dalai Lama
Gama
Hama
hospital drama
jicama
Kama
kitchen-sink drama
mama
music drama
Panama
period drama
sama
tarama
Yokohama

Synonyms and antonyms of drama in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRAMA»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drama» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drama

Translation of «drama» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRAMA

Find out the translation of drama to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drama from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drama» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

戏剧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

drama
570 millions of speakers

English

drama
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाटक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دراما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

драма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

drama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাটক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

drame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Drama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Drama
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Drama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kịch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாடகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाटक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dram
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dramma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dramat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

драма
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dramă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

δράμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

drama
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skådespel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drama
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drama

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRAMA»

The term «drama» is very widely used and occupies the 3.336 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRAMA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drama

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRAMA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drama.
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Jensen Ackles
Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi... it's all fine if the story's compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot.
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Andrea Anders
For some reason, comedy just comes easily to me, and I feel like I can do it. I don't have any doubt. When I work on drama, there's always a sense of 'Did I find this person's truth at the bottom of this?' And it's hard to tell sometimes.
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Reza Aslan
A cosmic war is like a ritual drama in which participants act out on Earth a battle they believe is actually taking place in the heavens.
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Roger Bart
I always enjoyed participating in artistic endeavors, and I remember in high school participating in chorus, drama and singing madrigals, mainly because they were an easy A. I loved being in plays and musicals too, but you didn't really get credit for those.
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Kelli Berglund
Comedy has always been more challenging for me than drama.
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Peter Billingsley
I think if you turn down the volume on the good comedy, you should not even know if it's a comedy or not. It should look like a drama.
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Brian Blessed
I wasn't good at examinations, but I went to a very good secondary school - Bolton-on-Dearne - with wonderful teachers, who taught me drama and encouraged me in every way.
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Brenda Blethyn
When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
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Grant Bowler
Comedy has to be so much cleaner than drama. You can't layer it in the way you can a dramatic performance. Which is why it's more difficult than drama - you don't have so many tricks.
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Lauren Bowles
When your playing drama, and you're in the moment, and you can nail the emotion that is called for, it just feels like a smooth thing. It's so great. There is nothing like getting a laugh, though.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRAMA»

Discover the use of drama in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drama and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Drama
Raina Telgemeier, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Eisner Award winner, SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel . . . DRAMA! Callie loves theater.
Raina Telgemeier, 2014
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Drama: A Guide to the Study of Plays
This book introduces the elements of drama and the principles behind the reading and study of plays - classical and modern.
J. L. Styan, 2000
3
Drama: Between Poetry and Performance
This book will appeal both to the professional and academic audience in drama and performance studies, as well as to a wider audience of theatregoers interested in the relationship between writing and performance.
W. B. Worthen, 2010
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Current Approaches in Drama Therapy
This second edition of Current Approaches in Drama Therapy offers a revised and updated comprehensive compilation of the primary drama therapy methods and models that are being utilized and taught in the United States and Canada, including ...
David Read Johnson, Renee Emunah, 2009
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Drama Ministry: Practical Help for Making Drama a Vital Part ...
The CD-ROM included with this book provides a video demonstration of directing techniques. Whether you're a drama director, part of a drama team, or a pastor interested in developing drama ministry in your church, this book is a must.
Steve Pederson, 1999
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Modern Drama: Defining the Field
The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how ...
Richard Paul Knowles, William B. Worthen, Joanne Tompkins, 2003
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Opera and Drama
The expected Wagnerian voltage is here: in his thinking about myths such as Oedipus, his theories about operatic goals and musical possibilities, his contempt for musical politics, his exaltation of feeling and fantasy, his reflections ...
Richard Wagner, 1995
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The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
Surveys the grand story line and theology of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview.
Craig G. Bartholomew, Michael W. Goheen, 2004
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Drama
The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.
Hesperides, 2007
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Girls' Life Guide to a Drama-Free Life
Presents a guide for girls on handling realtionships and social situations, including advice about school, friends, dating, body image, parents, siblings, and bullying.
Sarah Wassner Flynn, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRAMA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drama is used in the context of the following news items.
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A&E Picks Up 1990s L.A. Crime Drama 'The Infamous' To Pilot
A&E Network has picked up The Infamous, a hip-hop crime drama set in Los Angeles to be written and executive produced by Joshua Zetumer, ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
2
Peter Moffat's new BBC1 drama to star Sophie Okonedo and Adrian …
The casting makes the six-part drama a rarity in BBC1 primetime for having two black actors in the lead roles. It comes as the corporation ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Howard Beck: 'Unprecedented' DeAndre Jordan Drama 'A Bad Look …
The Los Angeles Clippers are lobbying to lure center DeAndre Jordan back and stop the star big man from signing with the Dallas Mavericks, ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
4
Buxton Fringe Festival: Ashrow Theatre return with wartime drama
Buxton Fringe is an open arts festival with a variety of performances and displays including dance, drama, music, comedy, film, poetry and ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Rijiju row: Real drama behind Air India's VIP woes and how it may …
The Minister of Civil Aviation has already offered an unconditional apology for Air India's abominable conduct in preferring VIP passengers over ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
6
Dal Shabet's Jiyul to star as lead in Korean-Chinese web drama series
Dal Shabet's Jiyul has been cast for a role in upcoming web drama series called 'Yotaek' alongside actor Gao Yu, who is part of the Chinese ... «allkpop, Jul 15»
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The drama of reality TV
But what really happens behind the scenes? Enter UnReal. A scripted drama set behind-the-scenes of a fictitious, Bachelor-esque dating show, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
House narrowly votes to renew No Child Left Behind after drama
The House on Wednesday voted to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind law, resurrecting a bill that Republican leaders were forced to pull ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Editors Emmy slugfest: Which shows will get last two Drama Series …
But this year, the TV academy is expanding the field for Best Drama and Best Comedy to seven nominees – more if the 2% rule takes effect. «GoldDerby, Jul 15»
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Statesman Editorial: Note to West Ada trustees: Downplay drama
The last thing any school district needs is a fresh supply of manufactured drama, especially when there already is such a thin margin of error in ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Drama [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/drama>. Jul 2020 ».
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