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dramatic

[ druh-mat-ik ]
/ drəˈmæt ɪk /
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Definition of dramatic

adjective
of or relating to the drama.
employing the form or manner of the drama.
characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, especially in involving conflict or contrast; vivid; moving: dramatic colors;a dramatic speech.
highly effective; striking: The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.

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Origin of dramatic

First recorded in 1580–90; from Late Latin drāmaticus, from Greek drāmatikós, equivalent to drāmat- (stem of drâma ) drama + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for dramatic

dramatic
/ (drəˈmætɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to drama
like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc
striking; effective
acting or performed in a flamboyant way
music (of a voice) powerful and marked by histrionic quality

Derived forms of dramatic

dramatically, adverb
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