dramatization

[ dram-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, drah-muh- ]
/ ˌdræm ə təˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌdrɑ mə- /

noun

the act of dramatizing.
construction or representation in dramatic form.
a dramatized version of a novel, historic incident, etc.

Nearby words

  1. dramatic monologue,
  2. dramatic unities,
  3. dramatics,
  4. dramatis personae,
  5. dramatist,
  6. dramatize,
  7. dramaturge,
  8. dramaturgy,
  9. drambuie,
  10. dramedy

Origin of dramatization

First recorded in 1790–1800; dramatize + -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for dramatization

dramatization

dramatisation

/ (dræmətaɪzeɪʃən) /

noun

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

dramatization

n.

1796, from dramatize + -ation.

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