Drama Definition & Meaning – Merriam-Webster

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1a
literature

: a composition (see composition sense 5a) in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through action and dialogue and typically designed for theatrical performance : play — compare

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b

: a movie or television production with characteristics (such as conflict) of a serious play

broadly

: a play, movie, or television production with a serious tone or subject

a police drama

2
literature

: dramatic art, literature, or affairs

English drama

3a

: a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces

the drama of the past week dealing with some family drama

b

: dramatic state, effect, or quality

the drama of the courtroom proceedings

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