Definition of dramatic
1 literature : of or relating to the drama a dramatic actor
2a : suitable to or characteristic of the drama a dramatic story a dramatic attempt to escape a dramatic comebackb : striking in appearance or effect a dramatic pause
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.
Origin and Etymology of dramatic
First Known Use: 1589
Synonym Discussion of dramatic
DRAMATIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dramatic for English Language Learners
: sudden and extreme
: greatly affecting people's emotions
: attracting attention : causing people to carefully listen, look, etc.
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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