- of or relating to drama
- like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc
- striking; effective
- acting or performed in a flamboyant way
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dra•mat•ic /drəˈmætɪk/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- of or relating to the drama:[before a noun]important dramatic elements in the play.
- involving conflict or difference;
- highly effective or compelling:a dramatic silence.
dra•mat•ic (drə mat′ik),USA pronunciation adj.
- of or pertaining to the drama.
- employing the form or manner of the drama.
- characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, esp. in involving conflict or contrast;
moving:dramatic colors; a dramatic speech.
- highly effective;
striking:The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.
- Greek drāmatikós, equivalent. to drāmat- (stem of drâma) drama + -ikos -ic
- Late Latin drāmaticus
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged theatrical.
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged startling, sensational.
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dramatic /drəˈmætɪk/ adj
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