dramatics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction dra·mat·ics \ drə-ˈma-tiks \
|Updated on: 2 May 2018

Definition of dramatics

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

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First Known Use of dramatics

1796

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DRAMATICS Defined for English Language Learners

dramatics

Definition of dramatics for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that is very emotional in a way that does not seem sincere : exaggerated behavior

  • : the study or practice of acting in or producing plays



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