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dramatis personae

Definitions

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

  • n.pl. The characters in a play or story.
  • n.pl. A list of the characters in a play or story.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A list of characters in a play, usually arranged in order of first appearance.

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

  • n. the actors in a play

Etymologies

Latin drāmatis, genitive of drāma, drama + persōnae, pl. of persōna, character.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dramatis + personae (Wiktionary)

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  • Dramatis personæ is a Latin phrase (literally 'the masks of the drama') used to refer collectively to the characters in a dramatic work—-commonly employed in various forms of theatre, and also on screen.

    June 24, 2008