American English

Definition of drama noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a play for the theater, television, or radio a costume/historical, etc. drama
  2. 2[uncountable] plays considered as a form of literature classical/Elizabethan/modern, etc. drama a drama critic drama school a drama student I studied English and Drama at college.
  3. 3[countable] an exciting event A powerful human drama was unfolding before our eyes.
  4. 4[uncountable] the fact of being exciting You couldn't help being thrilled by the drama of the situation.
  5. Idioms
    make a drama out of something
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    to make a small problem or event seem more important or serious than it really is
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: drama