Origin of dramatic
Examples from the Web for dramatically
It could dramatically improve quality of life in communities throughout the developing world.
In Scandinavian countries this discrimination has been dramatically reduced.
While violent offenses are dramatically down in Bed Stuy, pockets of violence persist here.
Earlier this month, TransCanada said that the cost of the 1,179-mile pipeline has dramatically increased since 2008.
On September 18, ISIS dramatically took the offensive in Syria.
He clasped the bulb again and again threw it dramatically away.The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett
Something of the same kind is true of Maud, which is a novel told in dramatically varied verse.English Literature: Modern|G. H. Mair
But manners, to be dramatically probable, must reflect the contacts of possible characters in a definite period.Francis Beaumont: Dramatist|Charles Mills Gayley
It is said—by Shaw's warmest enemies—to be witty, entertaining, and dramatically boneless.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
This scene need not detain us long, since it is musically as well as dramatically episodic.Debussy's Pellas et Mlisande|Lawrence Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for dramatically
Word Origin and History for dramatically
1580s, from Late Latin dramaticus, from Greek dramatikos "pertaining to plays," from drama (genitive dramatos; see drama). Meaning "full of action and striking display, fit for a drama" is from 1725. Dramatic irony is recorded from 1907. Related: Dramatical; dramatically.