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drama

noun uk   /ˈdrɑː.mə/ us    /ˈdræm.ə/

drama noun (THEATRE)

B1 [C or U] a play in a theatre or on television or radio, or plays and acting generally: She's been in several television dramas. He's the drama critic for the Times. She studied English and drama at college.Drama and playsTheatre - general words used in expressions that refer to the type of play or film: a courtroom drama a historical dramaDrama and playsTypes of film, play, book etc.

drama noun (EXCITEMENT)

B1 [C] an event or situation, especially an unexpected one, in which there is worry or excitement and usually a lot of action: We had a little drama last night when the oil in the pan caught fire.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm [U] the excitement and energy that is created by a lot of action and arguments: As a lawyer, he positively revelled in the drama of the courtroom.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of drama from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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