Definition of Dracula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdrækjələ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrækjələ//
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a character in many horror films who is a vampire. Vampires appear at night and suck the blood of their victims. From the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Word Originvariant of Drakula, Dragwlya, names given to Vlad Ţepeş (Vlad the Impaler), a 15th-cent. prince of Wallachia renowned for his cruelty.
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