- The definition of dramatic is exciting or filled with emotion or energy.
An example of dramatic is a teen talking about an exciting event from their school day.
- Dramatic is defined as something that is like a play.
An example of dramatic is a very emotional and acted-out reading of a poem.
- Dramatic means something that is noticeable or sudden.
- An example of dramatic is a change in the set up of a room.
- An example of dramatic is a surprise win by a sports team.
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- of or connected with drama
- having the characteristics of a drama, esp. conflict; like a play
- filled with action, emotion, or exciting qualities; vivid, striking, etc.
- great, marked, strong, etc.: a dramatic increase in prices
Origin: Late Latin dramaticus ; from Classical Greek dramatikos
- dramatically adverb
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- Of or relating to drama or the theater.
- Characterized by or expressive of the action or emotion associated with drama or the theatre: a dramatic rescue at sea.
- Arresting or forceful in appearance or effect: a dramatic sunset.
- Music Having a powerful, expressive singing voice: a dramatic tenor.
Origin: Late Latin drāmaticus, from Greek drāmatikos, from drāma, drāmat-, drama; see drama.
- dra·matˈi·cal·ly adverb