of or pertaining 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.

1580–90; < Late Latin drāmaticus < Greek drāmatikós, equivalent to drāmat- (stem of drâma) drama + -ikos -ic

dramatically, adverb
nondramatic, adjective
nondramatically, adverb
overdramatic, adjective
overdramatically, adverb
predramatic, adjective
pseudodramatic, adjective
pseudodramatically, adverb
quasi-dramatic, adjective
quasi-dramatically, adverb
semidramatic, adjective
semidramatically, adverb
undramatic, adjective

1. theatrical. 4. startling, sensational.
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dramatic (drəˈmætɪk)
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
5.  music (of a voice) powerful and marked by histrionic quality

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Word Origin & History

1580s, from L.L. dramaticus, from Gk. dramatikos, from drama (see drama). Meaning "full of action and striking display, fit for a drama" is from 1725. Dramatic irony is recorded from 1907. Related: Dramatically.
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