dramatization

noun
dra·​ma·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌdra-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce dramatization (audio) , ˌdrä- \

Definition of dramatization

1 : the action of dramatizing
2 : a dramatized version (as of a novel)

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Examples of dramatization in a Sentence

a dramatization of a true story
Recent Examples on the Web The first three seasons of this dramatization of the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II have been absolutely scrumptious, a feast of drama, wit and superb performances. oregonlive, "Here’s when ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU’ return, plus more TV highlights (’The Crown,’ ‘Shameless’)," 4 Nov. 2020 The first three seasons of this dramatization of the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II have been absolutely scrumptious, a feast of drama, wit and superb performances. oregonlive, "Here’s when ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU’ return, plus more TV highlights (’The Crown,’ ‘Shameless’)," 4 Nov. 2020 The show is a dramatization, not a documentary, but it is often received as mostly fact. Elizabeth Holmes, Town & Country, "A Royally Candid Interview with The Crown's Emma Corrin, Josh O'Connor, and Emerald Fennell," 21 Oct. 2020 The other thing is, the dramatization of family affairs is as old as anything. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, "James Murdoch, Rebellious Scion," 10 Oct. 2020 For me, this movie was a vivid dramatization of the research and empirical evidence provided in that report. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Creator and critics of the film ‘Cuties’ want the same thing: an end to sexualizing children," 27 Sep. 2020 The first three seasons of this dramatization of the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II have been absolutely scrumptious, a feast of drama, wit and superb performances. oregonlive, "Fall TV 2020: Your guide to premiere dates for new and returning shows," 4 Sep. 2020 As much as white women might resist the reflection, Karen holds a mirror up to social nature, revealing the ghoulish face of both feminine self-dramatization and reflexive white imperialism. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "What French Feminism Can Teach Us About Karens," 18 Aug. 2020 Set in 1962, Ali plays musician Dr. Donald Shirley opposite Viggo Mortensen as his driver and bodyguard, Tony Vallelonga, in a dramatization of the pair's real life friendship. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "These films don't help the racism conversation," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of dramatization

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dramatization was in 1796

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20 Nov 2020

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“Dramatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramatization. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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dramatization

noun
dra·​ma·​ti·​za·​tion
variants: or British dramatisation \ ˌdram-​ət-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌdräm-​ How to pronounce dramatisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of dramatization

: the transformation which in psychoanalytic theory the underlying dream thoughts undergo into dramatic and pictorial form before they can take part in the actual dream

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