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dramatic

[ druh-mat-ik ]
/ drəˈmæt ɪk /
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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

1580–90; <Late Latin drāmaticus<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
dramatically, adverb
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