drama · noun C or U /ˈdrɑm.ə/Full view
drama (THEATER)
B1 a play in a theater or on television or radio, or plays and acting generally
Dictionary examples:

She's been in several television dramas.

He's the drama critic for the Times.

She studied English and drama in college.

Learner example:

It was a drama club. (Preliminary English Test; B1; German)

B1 an event or situation, especially an unexpected one, in which there is worry or excitement and usually a lot of action
Dictionary examples:

We had a little drama last night when the oil in the pan caught fire.

There was a lot of drama in the courtroom.

Learner example:

Fortunately he found [my ring]. How happy I was! The drama was over! (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

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