- [usually with sing. v.] the art of performing or producing plays
- plays performed and produced by amateurs
- dramatic effect; esp., exaggerated emotionalism
Origin of dramaticsfrom dramatic: with reference, refer origin, originally to dramatic works, later to the art itself
nounused with a sing. or pl. verb
- The art or practice of acting and stagecraft.
- Dramatic or stagy behavior: Cut the dramatics and get to the point.