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 Their response also repeats several other arguments that Trump has made repeatedly, including by criticizing House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for his exaggerated dramatization of Trump’s phone call in a hearing. Anna Edgerton, Bloomberg.com, "Impeachment Arguments Open With Dueling Filings: Key Takeaways," 6 May 2020 Some of moviemaking’s most indelible images have come from dramatizations of battle, from the early Oscar winner All Quiet on the Western Front to Christopher Nolan’s 2017 blockbuster, Dunkirk. David Sims, The Atlantic, "1917 Is a Visual Feat. That Doesn’t Mean It’s a Good Movie.," 3 Jan. 2020 Cool cameo for your kid, maybe — or a dramatization of the precise fear motivating Anakin toward ruination. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Revenge of the Sith," 3 Dec. 2019 Inconceivable The common public perception of the events that followed is heavily influenced by Ron Howard's 1995 eponymous dramatization of the mission. Eric Berger & Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 5: Saving the crew of Apollo 13," 11 Apr. 2020 The show includes interviews with victims, police officers and detectives who worked on each case, in addition to dramatizations. Alicia Kortendick, al, "‘Mark of a Killer’ | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 9 Apr. 2020 Anxiety over the loss of live sports had me flick on Miracle, the Disney dramatization of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s journey. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Quick Guide to Streaming Movies While in Quarantine," 18 Mar. 2020 The assignment, in general, is a bit of a dramatization. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Is '1917' Based on a True Story? Here's What Was Real About the World War I Movie," 9 Feb. 2020 An intense dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on Jan. 30, 1972. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "25 movies about Ireland and Irish people you should watch on St. Patrick’s Day," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of dramatization

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2020

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“Dramatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramatization. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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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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