: a piece of writing that tells a story and is performed on a stage
: a play, movie, television show, or radio show that is about a serious subject and is not meant to make the audience laugh
: the art or activity of performing a role in a play, show, etc.
Full Definition of DRAMA
a: a composition 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 closet drama
b: a movie or television production with characteristics (as conflict) of a serious play; broadly: a play, movie, or television production with a serious tone or subject <a police drama>