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What does dramatically mean?
Dramatically means done in a striking or theatrical way, as if acting.
When used literally, dramatically is used when someone does something for the sake of a performance, as in a play. Drama describes the art of writing or producing a play, and something that is done dramatically is done in an effort to further that play.
More often, the term dramatically is used figuratively to describe someone being overly flamboyant or petty. Someone who is acting dramatically may display their emotions for the sake of seeking attention or may respond in an argument with undue levels of anger or harshness.
Example: The kids always act dramatically when I say we can’t have pizza for dinner.
Where does dramatically come from?
The first records of the term dramatically come from around 1650. It combines the term dramatic, meaning “of or relating to drama,” the suffix –al, which means “having the character of,” and the suffix –ly, which forms adverbs from adjectives.
Dramatically can also be used to describe an action or event. For example, if a business’s value suddenly rises to a high amount, you could say its value rose dramatically. Just as something done dramatically in a play is supposed to advance the plot, something done dramatically elsewhere may attempt to quickly raise or advance something, such as wealth, power, or mood.
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What are some other forms related to dramatically?
- nondramatically (adverb)
- overdramatically (adverb)
- semidramatically (adverb)
- undramatically (adverb)
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How is dramatically used in real life?
Dramatically will often be used by someone who is criticizing someone else for being dramatic or by someone who is analyzing a trend that changes in a big way.
If the Christmas carolers at my door are really good, I turn my red swivel chair dramatically toward them.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) December 15, 2017
Writing for two minutes a day describing one positive experience you had over the past 24 hours can dramatically increase happiness.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) December 15, 2014
while everyone else on the bus is sleeping, i'm sitting up in the front reading! …what have i become *dramatically looks out the window*
— connor (@connorfranta) June 6, 2014
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Is dramatically used correctly in the following sentence?
Shouting dramatically will not get you out of doing the dishes, Marshall.
How to use dramatically in a sentence
As the study found, some of the most dramatic increases in air pressure are expected during this harsh season.Everest Summits May Become Easier Due to Climate Change|Kyla Mandel|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Including in Hong Kong, where last year dramatic images of clashes between protesters and police dominated news feeds showing police firing live bullets and protesters attacking officers.Citizens are turning face recognition on unidentified police|Tate Ryan-Mosley|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The FAA action is a dramatic turning point for Boeing after more than two years of bad news surrounding its best-selling model.FAA gives Boeing 737 Max the green light to fly again, shares soar|kdunn6|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Portrait Lighting only works with photos that have depth data, and you can basically change how your face is lit to get a more flattering or dramatic look.Google Photos is better at image editing than you think|Harry Guinness|November 17, 2020|Popular-Science
Based on the data points above, the difference between this cream and the rest of the crop is dramatic.The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals|lbelanger225|November 17, 2020|Fortune
It could dramatically improve quality of life in communities throughout the developing world.Bill Gates Drinks Sewer Water|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Scandinavian countries this discrimination has been dramatically reduced.How Good Dads Can Change the World|Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Advanced maternal age dramatically increases the risk of maternal mortality as well as birth defects like Down Syndrome.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women|Samantha Allen|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His harrowing escape from Vienna when Hitler took Austria in March 1938 is dramatically chronicled in his memoirs.The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler|John Henry Crosby|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While violent offenses are dramatically down in Bed Stuy, pockets of violence persist here.Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He thrust his cane dramatically through a sheet of a newspaper, which he had caught up from a table.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Carlson frowned, remained dramatically silent for a moment while he twisted his mustache.
She had suddenly presented herself to me like something dramatically recalled, fine, generous, infinitely capable of feeling.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
These he emptied upon the table dramatically; white shining metal, sparkling as the candle flames wavered.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
He turned dramatically, as though he were playing King Lear.Islands of Space|John W Campbell