What does dramatic mean?

Definitions for dramaticdrəˈmæt ɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dramatic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dramatic(adj)

    suitable to or characteristic of drama

    "a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"

  2. dramatic, spectacular, striking(adj)

    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

    "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

  3. dramatic(adj)

    pertaining to or characteristic of drama

    "dramatic arts"

  4. dramatic(adj)

    used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style

    "a dramatic tenor"; "a dramatic soprano"

Wiktionary

  1. dramatic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the drama.

  2. dramatic(Adjective)

    Striking in appearance or effect.

  3. dramatic(Adjective)

    Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.

  4. Origin: From δραματικός, from δρᾶμα, from δράω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dramatic(adj)

    alt. of Dramatical

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dramatic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2614

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dramatic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4514

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dramatic' in Adjectives Frequency: #351

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dramatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dramatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Tate:

    It's a dramatic improvement.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    A dramatic critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

  4. Chief Financial Officer Charlie Bracken:

    We want to make small, selective strategic investments in content and you will not see us make dramatic transformative moves for the time being, We have no plans to buy control of ITV.

  5. David K. Shipler:

    Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand-the one doing the important job-unnoticed.

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