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dram·a·tis per·so·nae

 (drăm′ə-tĭs pər-sō′nē, drä′mə-tĭs pər-sō′nī′)
pl.n.
1. The characters in a play or story.
2. A list of the characters in a play or story.

[Latin drāmatis, genitive of drāma, drama + persōnae, pl. of persōna, character.]

dramatis personae

(ˈdrɑːmətɪs pəˈsəʊnaɪ)
pl n (often functioning as singular)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the characters or a list of characters in a play or story
2. the main personalities in any situation or event
[C18: from New Latin]

dram•a•tis per•so•nae

(ˈdræm ə tɪs pərˈsoʊ ni, ˈdrɑ mə-)
n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the characters in a play.
2. (used with a sing. v.) a list of the characters of a play.
[1720–30; < Latin: characters of the play]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dramatis personae - the actors in a play
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
troupe, company - organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
supporting players, ensemble - a cast other than the principals
Translations

dramatis personae

[ˈdræmətɪspɜːˈsəʊnaɪ] Npersonajes mpl (del drama etc)

dramatis personae

[ˌdræmətɪspərˈsəʊnaɪ] nplpersonnages mpl (d'une pièce de théâtre)

dramatis personae

plPersonen plder Handlung, dramatis personae pl (old)

dramatis personae

[ˈdræmətɪspɜːˈsəʊnaɪ] npersonaggi mpl
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