[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 Unabridged
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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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