1 of or relating to drama
2 like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc.
4 acting or performed in a flamboyant way
5 (Music) (of a voice) powerful and marked by histrionic quality
n (Theatre) the irony occurring when the implications of a situation, speech, etc., are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
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