Definition of drama :
1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.
2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.
3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.
dramatic event, piece, bid, sketch, swordplay, intensity, manoeuvre, looseness, dramatic play, playing period, play, period of play, shimmer, sport, farce, dramatics, romp, gambling, theatrics, tension, maneuver, caper, histrionics, child's play, frolic, free rein, emotion, turn, climax, gaming, gambol, acting, fun, vehicle
drama (part of speech: noun)
characterization, pageant, mystery, pantomime, melodrama, spectacle, improvisation, presentation, panorama, scene, teleplay, excitement, variety, skit, art, rendering, choreography, vaudeville, show, comedy, burlesque, ballet, suspense, theater, production, tragedy, improvisational drama, Broadway, mime
- Life to her was a grand romantic drama,- perhaps, alas! - "Christian's Mistake", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- Where would be the drama without the crime? - "The Green Carnation", Robert Smythe Hichens.
- The novel or drama is completed in his head before he writes a line. - "Methods of Authors", Hugo Erichsen.