[drah-muh, dram-uh]
a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.
the branch of literature having such compositions as its subject; dramatic art or representation.
the art dealing with the writing and production of plays.
any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results: the drama of a murder trial.
the quality of being dramatic.

1505–15; < Late Latin < Greek drâma action (of a play), equivalent to drâ(n) to do + -ma noun suffix

minidrama, noun
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drama (ˈdrɑːmə)
1.  a work to be performed by actors on stage, radio, or television; play
2.  the genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage
3.  the art of the writing and production of plays
4.  a situation or sequence of events that is highly emotional, tragic, or turbulent
[C17: from Late Latin: a play, from Greek: something performed, from drān to do]

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Word Origin & History

1510s, from L.L. drama "play, drama," from Gk. drama (gen. dramatos) "play, action, deed," from dran "to do, act, perform." Drama queen attested by 1992.
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Example sentences
Indeed, the drama of her life has sometimes threatened to eclipse the
  reputation of her work.
Whether it is worth making a dissertation the central drama, or trauma of one's
  life, is a matter each candidate must evaluate.
Including going into drama club and acting in school plays.
He creates tension with the frame, knowing that the same crackle that fuels
  drama can also energize comedy.
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