dramatic unities

plural noun

Definition of dramatic unities

: the unities of time, place, and action that are observed in classical drama

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Recent Examples on the Web Never has a contemporary film shattered the dramatic unities with such force. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘BlacKkKlansman’ Review: Running on Fury," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of dramatic unities

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Dramatic unities.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramatic%20unities. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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