dramatic

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dra•mat•ic /drəˈmætɪk/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to the drama:[before a noun]important dramatic elements in the play.
  2. involving conflict or difference;
    vivid:dramatic colors.
  3. highly effective or compelling:a dramatic silence.
dra•mat•i•cal•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dra•mat•ic  (drə matik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to the drama.
  2. employing the form or manner of the drama.
  3. characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, esp. in involving conflict or contrast;
    vivid;
    moving:dramatic colors; a dramatic speech.
  4. highly effective;
    striking:The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.
dra•mati•cal•ly, adv. 
  • Greek drāmatikós, equivalent. to drāmat- (stem of drâma) drama + -ikos -ic
  • Late Latin drāmaticus
  • 1580–90
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged theatrical.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged startling, sensational.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dramatic /drəˈmætɪk/ adj
  1. of or relating to drama
  2. like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc
  3. striking; effective
  4. acting or performed in a flamboyant way
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Collocations: in a dramatic turn of events, a dramatic upset (against), a dramatic [ending, story, movie, scene, speech], more...

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