- 1A play for theater, radio, or television: a gritty urban drama about growing up in HarlemMore example sentences
- Snippets of music, radio dramas and newsreels play in the background and laundry hangs over the audience.
- Television dramas were usually adaptations of stage plays, and invariably about upper classes.
- In addition to her contribution to music, she acted in a number of television dramas and feature films.
- 1.1Drama as a genre or style of literature: Renaissance dramaMore example sentences
- The movies scheduled to be shown come from many genres including drama, comedy and thrillers.
- Bringing modern styles to Chinese drama, they are cultivating their own fans.
- There were a range of optional subjects like Australian and American literature and drama.
- 2An exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances: a hostage drama an afternoon of high drama at Fenway ParkMore example sentences
incident, scene, spectacle, crisis; excitement, thrill, sensation; disturbance, commotion, turmoil; dramatics, theatrics
- The drama of that event is so perfectly evoked you can feel the fear in the room and hear bones crunch as the executioner's axe strikes home.
- The drama of the event had the staffers buzzing but drew shrugs from the children.
- Intimate cinematography and the drama of events unfolding makes for intense, absorbing viewing.
early 16th century: via late Latin from Greek drama, from dran 'do, act'.