mono·​dra·​ma | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌdrä-mə How to pronounce monodrama (audio) , -ˌdra- \

Definition of monodrama

: a drama acted or designed to be acted by a single person

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Other Words from monodrama

monodramatic \ ˌmä-​nə-​drə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce monodramatic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monodrama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jonathan Berger’s monodrama is based on a U.S. Army helicopter pilot’s first-person account of the 1968 massacre of hundreds of Vietnamese villagers by American troops. Matt Cooper,, "Weekend Picks: Joffrey Ballet, Miwa Matreyek, 'My Lai' and more," 8 Mar. 2018 In its heyday, City Opera was a home for Argento’s richly expressive music, and the upcoming performance will include two of his monodramas. The New York Times, New York Times, "Your Week in Culture: Jimmie Durham, Bruno Mars, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Onstage," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of monodrama

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Monodrama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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