Definition of dramatic
- a dramatic actor
- a dramatic story
- a dramatic attempt to escape
- a dramatic comeback
- a dramatic pause
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.
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: sudden and extreme
: greatly affecting people's emotions
: attracting attention : causing people to carefully listen, look, etc.
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