closet drama


: drama suited primarily for reading rather than production

Examples of closet drama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vampirically needy Michael, the snobbish and pompous Ralph and the increasingly fanatical Hilda might have stepped out of a Strindberg closet drama — three studies in mutually inflicted torture. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2021 But any closet drama is worth it for fans of the series who enjoy seeing DeSorbo's near constant parade of cute looks. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 27 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of closet drama was in 1822

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“Closet drama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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