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drama

[drah-muh, dram-uh] /ˈdrɑ mə, ˈdræm ə/
noun
1.
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.
2.
the branch of literature having such compositions as its subject; dramatic art or representation.
3.
the art dealing with the writing and production of plays.
4.
any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results:
the drama of a murder trial.
5.
the quality of being dramatic.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Late Latin < Greek drâma action (of a play), equivalent to drâ(n) to do + -ma noun suffix
Related forms
minidrama, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mini-drama

drama

/ˈdrɑːmə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin: a play, from Greek: something performed, from drān to do
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Word Origin and History for mini-drama
drama
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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Slang definitions & phrases for mini-drama

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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