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Definition of dramatis personae noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dramatis personae

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdræmət̮əs pərˈsoʊni//
 
, NAmE//ˌdrɑmət̮əs pərˈsoʊni//
 
, NAmE//ˌdræmət̮əs pərˈsoʊnaɪ//
 
, NAmE//ˌdrɑmət̮əs pərˈsoʊnaɪ//
 
[plural] (from Latin) (formal)
 
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all the characters in a play in the theater
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