dramatization

[dram-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, drah-muh-]
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Origin of dramatization

First recorded in 1790–1800; dramatize + -ation
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Related Words for dramatization

dramatics, entertainment, melodrama

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Contemporary Examples of dramatization

  • As Solomon says, “myth building makes quick riddance of inconvenient facts,” and the same could be said of dramatization.

  • Its dramatization of the clash between utopianism and geopolitical catastrophe becomes more potent with every passing year.

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Historical Examples of dramatization


British Dictionary definitions for dramatization

dramatization

dramatisation

noun
  1. the reconstruction of an event, novel, story, etc in a form suitable for dramatic presentation
  2. the art or act of dramatizing
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Word Origin and History for dramatization
n.

1796, from dramatize + -ation.

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