Dramatic definition

drə-mătĭk
Of or relating to drama or the theater.
adjective
17
1
Characterized by or expressive of the action or emotion associated with drama or the theater.

A dramatic rescue.

adjective
14
2
Arresting or forceful in appearance or effect.

A dramatic sunset.

adjective
13
2
Of or connected with drama.
adjective
8
1
(music) Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.

A dramatic tenor.

adjective
7
0
Advertisement
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.

adjective
3
1
Filled with action, emotion, or exciting qualities; vivid, striking, etc.
adjective
2
0
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.

adjective
2
1
Great, marked, strong, etc.

A dramatic increase in prices.

adjective
2
1
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.

adjective
1
1
Advertisement
Having such characteristics of a drama as conflict or suspense.
adjective
1
1
Of or relating to the drama.
adjective
1
1
Striking in appearance or effect.
adjective
1
1
Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.
adjective
1
4

Origin of dramatic

  • Late Latin drāmaticus from Greek drāmatikos from drāma drāmat- drama drama

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek δραματικός (dramatikos), from δρᾶμα (drama, “drama, play”), from δράω (draō, “I do, accomplish”).

    From Wiktionary