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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dra·ma /ˈdrɑmə, ˈdræ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dra·ma n.
 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.
    A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.   --Milton.
 2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest. “The drama of war.”
 Westward the course of empire takes its way;
 The four first acts already past,
 A fifth shall close the drama with the day;
 Time's noblest offspring is the last.   --Berkeley.
    The drama and contrivances of God's providence.   --Sharp.
 3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.
 Note:The principal species of the drama are tragedy and comedy; inferior species are tragi-comedy, melodrama, operas, burlettas, and farces.
 The romantic drama, the kind of drama whose aim is to present a tale or history in scenes, and whose plays (like those of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others) are stories told in dialogue by actors on the stage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a
           stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced
           on Broadway" [syn: play, dramatic play]
      2: an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional [syn: dramatic
      3: the literary genre of works intended for the theater
      4: the quality of being arresting or highly emotional