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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. used in expressions that refer to the type of play or film: a courtroom drama a historical drama

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. [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.
(Definition of drama from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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