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"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 ​showingplays: [C] She’s been in several ​television dramas. [U] Arthur Miller, a ​master of drama, ​wrote “​Death of a Salesman.”
  • drama noun (EXCITEMENT)

[U] excitement and ​stronginterestproduced by an ​unexpected or ​surprisingevent or ​situation: Watching on ​television was not the same as experiencing the drama of the ​event in ​person.
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"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 ​actinggenerally: She's ​starred in several TV dramas. He's the drama ​critic for the Times. She ​studiedEnglish 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 ​pancaughtfire.
[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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