dramatis personae

plural noun dra·ma·tis per·so·nae \ ˌdra-mə-təs-pər-ˈsō-(ˌ)nē , ˌdrä- , -ˌnī \
Updated on: 6 Apr 2018

Definition of dramatis personae

1 : the characters or actors in a drama
2 singular in construction : a list of the characters or actors in a drama
3 : people who figure prominently in something (such as an event)

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Origin and Etymology of dramatis personae

New Latin


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  • : the characters or actors in a play, movie, etc.


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