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 (mŏn′ə-drä′mə, -drăm′ə)
A dramatic composition written for one performer.

mon′o·dra·mat′ic (-drə-măt′ĭk) adj.
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(Theatre) a play or other dramatic piece for a single performer
ˌmonodraˈmatic adj
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(ˈmɒn əˌdrɑ mə, -ˌdræm ə)

n., pl. -mas.
a dramatic piece for only one performer.
mon`o•dra•mat′ic (-drəˈmæt ɪk) adj.
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a drama written for one actor or character. — monodramatic, adj.
See also: Drama
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