(used with a singular or plural verb) the art of producing or acting dramas.
(used with a plural verb) dramatic productions, especially by amateurs.
(used with a plural verb) dramatic, overly emotional, or insincere behavior: His friends are tired of all his phony dramatics.

Nearby words

  1. dramamine,
  2. dramatic,
  3. dramatic irony,
  4. dramatic monologue,
  5. dramatic unities,
  6. dramatis personae,
  7. dramatist,
  8. dramatization,
  9. dramatize,
  10. dramaturge

Origin of dramatics

First recorded in 1675–85; see origin at dramatic, -ics

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(functioning as singular or plural)
  1. the art of acting or producing plays
  2. dramatic productions
(usually functioning as plural) histrionic behaviour
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