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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art of the theater, especially the writing of plays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of dramatic composition for the stage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of dramatic composition and representation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science which treats of the rules of dramatic composition and representation; the dramatic art.
  • n. Theatrical representation; histrionism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the art of writing and producing plays

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