[ druh-mat-iks ]
/ drəˈmæt ɪks /


(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.

Origin of dramatics

First recorded in 1675–85; see origin at dramatic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for dramatics

/ (drəˈmætɪks) /


(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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