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  1. drama
  2. noun

    • 1. a play for theatre, radio, or television:

      a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem
      Synonym : play, show, piece, theatrical work, spectacle, dramatization, screenplay
    • 2. plays as a genre or style of literature:

      Renaissance drama
    • 3. the activity of acting:

      teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils drama school
      Synonym : acting, the theatre, the stage, the performing arts, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, stagecraft, theatricals, theatrics, the thespian art, show business, performing, performance, playing a role, appearing on stage, the boards, treading the boards, show biz, thespianism, histrionics
    • 4. an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance:

      a hostage drama an afternoon of high drama at Wembley
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: drama, plural noun: dramas