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English definition of “drama”

drama

noun (EXCITEMENT)    /ˈdrɑː.mə/ US  /ˈdræm.ə/
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 noun (EXCITEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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