dra·​mat·​ics | \ drə-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce dramatics (audio) \

Definition of dramatics

1 : the study or practice of theatrical arts (such as acting and stagecraft)
2 : dramatic behavior or expression

Examples of dramatics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Politics more widely seems to be an exercise in amateur dramatics, striking attitudes to impress your public. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 However, the Early Signing Period should offer some dramatics. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Dec. 2021 With all the dramatics of the last few weeks, Utah’s gymnastics needed a mundane meet Friday — a nice easy win to close out the hectic week. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 Both can be counteracted, but Dr. Goldfarb apparently has no interest in that, instead concentrating on inflammatory racial dramatics. WSJ, 11 May 2022 But Kyah Watson, a South Dakota freshman guard, immediately made a 3-pointer and then drew an offensive foul, and Lamb hit a jumper from near the foul line to tie the game, setting up the late dramatics. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 But its ambitions are fascinating, and despite the dramatics of the extremely online Ye, both the fashion-curious public and industry insiders can’t seem to look away. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Feb. 2022 One of the draws of going to Oxford was its dramatics society. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2022 The snobby freshman is the nephew of RBD vocalist Mia Colucci (Anahí), who ruled the halls of EWS as an impossibly wealthy and stylish It Girl prone to dramatics. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dramatics

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dramatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramatics. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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