[ druh-mat-ik ]
/ drəˈmæt ɪk /
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of or relating to the drama.
employing the form or manner of the drama.
characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, especially in involving conflict or contrast; vivid; moving: dramatic colors; a dramatic speech.
highly effective; striking: The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.
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Origin of dramatic
OTHER WORDS FROM dramatic
dra·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·dra·mat·ic, adjectivenon·dra·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·dra·mat·ic, adjective
o·ver·dra·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·dra·mat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·dra·mat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·dra·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-dra·mat·ic, adjectivequa·si-dra·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·dra·mat·ic, adjectivesem·i·dra·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·dra·mat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dramatic
/ (drəˈmætɪk) /
of or relating to drama
like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc
acting or performed in a flamboyant way
music (of a voice) powerful and marked by histrionic quality
Derived forms of dramaticdramatically, adverb
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