- 1A play for theatre, 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.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Plays 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.
- 1.2 [mass noun] The activity of acting: teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils [as modifier]: drama schoolMore example sentences
acting, the theatre, the stage, the performing arts, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, stagecraft, theatricals, theatrics, the thespian art, show business; performing, performance, playing a role, appearing on stage• rare thespianism, histrionics
- The money will go towards the school's planned amphitheatre and other drama activities.
- For a number of years now, he has worked with young carers in the area offering drama workshops and activities.
- He said the ground floor would have a sliding door to make separate areas for activities such as drama productions.
- 2An exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance: a hostage drama [mass noun]: an afternoon of high drama at WembleyMore example sentences
- 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.
make a drama out of
- • informal Exaggerate the importance of (a minor problem or incident): Gwyneth makes such a drama out of thingsMore example sentences
- What's the point in making a drama out of nothing?
- The Police inspector doesn't make a drama out of a crisis - despite having had more than his fair share during a distinguished career.
- That way, when the car breaks down, the washing machine floods the kitchen floor or the telly goes ping you don't need to make a drama out of a crisis.
early 16th century: via late Latin from Greek drama, from dran 'do, act'.