Simple Definition of dramatic
: sudden and extreme
: greatly affecting people's emotions
: attracting attention : causing people to carefully listen, look, etc.
Full Definition of dramatic
dramaticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of dramatic in a sentence
His parents noticed a dramatic change in his behavior.
There was a dramatic increase in prices.
The book tells the dramatic story of her battle with cancer.
She made a dramatic entrance wearing a bright red dress.
There was a dramatic pause before his big announcement.
The painter used dramatic colors.
They are members of the local dramatic society.
First Known Use of dramatic
Synonym Discussion of dramatic
DRAMATIC Defined for Kids
Definition of dramatic for Students
1 : having to do with drama <a dramatic actor>
2 : attracting attention <He made a dramatic entrance.>
3 : sudden and extreme <a dramatic change>
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