Definition of “drama” - English Dictionary

“drama” in British English

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dramanoun

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 starred in several TV 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

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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 enjoyed the drama of the courtroom.

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(Definition of “drama” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“drama” in American English

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dramanoun

us /ˈdrɑ·mə, ˈdræm·ə/

drama noun (THEATER)

[ C/U ] a play, esp. a serious one, written to be performed by actors, the writing of plays, or the art of showing plays:

[ C ] She’s been in several television dramas.
[ U ] Arthur Miller, a master of drama, wroteDeath of a Salesman.”

drama noun (EXCITEMENT)

[ U ] excitement and strong interest produced by an unexpected or surprising event or situation:

Watching on television was not the same as experiencing the drama of the event in person.

(Definition of “drama” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)