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  1. period drama

    • noun

      a television or film production set in a particular historical period and characterized by the use of costumes, sets, and props that are typical or evocative of the era:
    • noun

      a television film based on real events.
    • noun

      a television or film production set in a particular historical period, in which the actors wear costumes typical of that period.
    • noun

      an opera whose structure is governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by the convention of having a series of formal arias:
    • noun

      a play or film in a post-war British style that was characterized by realistic depiction of drab or sordid subjects and used working-class domestic settings:
    • noun

      a play or film in a post-war British style that was characterized by realistic depiction of drab or sordid subjects and used working-class domestic settings:
    • exaggerate the importance of (a minor problem or incident)
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