costume drama

Definition of costume drama

  1. :  a movie that is set in the past in which the actors are dressed like people from the past

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the prevailing fashion in coiffure, jewelry, and apparel of a period, country, or class

    :  an outfit worn to create the appearance characteristic of a particular period, person, place, or thing

    :  a person's ensemble of outer garments

  1. :  to provide with a costume

    :  to design costumes for

  1. :  characterized by the use of costumes

    :  suitable for or enhancing the effect of a particular costume

  1. :  a composition (see composition 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 closet drama

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

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

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