1. [ noun ] (theater,writing) a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
Synonyms: play dramatic_play

"he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

Related terms: dramatic_composition grand_guignol Passion_play playlet theater_of_the_absurd morality_play mystery_play miracle_play satyr_play act stage_direction act play dramatize dramatize play
2. [ noun ] an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
Synonyms: dramatic_event
Related terms: episode night_terror embroider
3. [ noun ] (theater,writing) the literary genre of works intended for the theater
Related terms: writing_style comedy tragedy closet_drama play tragic comic tragicomic sympathetic warhorse black_humor unsympathetic dramatize dramatize
4. [ noun ] the quality of being arresting or highly emotional
Related terms: emotionality dramatize dramatic undramatic
Similar spelling:   Dreama