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[dram-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, drah-muh-] /ˌdræm ə təˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌdrɑ mə-/
the act of dramatizing.
construction or representation in dramatic form.
a dramatized version of a novel, historic incident, etc.
Origin of dramatization
1790-1800; dramatize + -ation Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dramatization
  • Museums and dramatization by humans depict dinosaurs as always being ferocious.
  • On its way to regression the dream takes on the form of dramatization.
  • It is even more important for students be able to differentiate between dramatization and historical accuracies.
  • The story subjects seem to be those which can only be worked out in a dramatization.
  • Rather, it was in many ways the dramatization of a continuing struggle.
  • Prone to self-dramatization, she prepared her daughters for their own star turns.
  • What ensues is a prolonged dramatization of courage, interrupted by lyrical digression.
  • It's a charmingly light dramatization of frustration and penance.
  • Noisy stories help children to learn and make sounds and later can be used for dramatization purposes.
  • Block construction activities and dramatization activities are included and films are listed.
British Dictionary definitions for dramatization


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

1796, from dramatize + -ation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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