Definitions for dramaticdrəˈmæt ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dra•mat•icdrəˈmæt ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the drama; theatrical.

  2. employing the form or style of the drama.

  3. involving conflict or contrast; vivid:

    dramatic colors.

  4. highly effective or compelling:

    a dramatic silence.

Origin of dramatic:

1580–90; < LL drāmaticus < Gk drāmatikós=drāmat-, s. of drâmadrama+ -ikos -ic


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dramatic(adjective)əˈmæt ɪk

    exciting, impressive, and often surprising

    a dramatic storm; a dramatic chain of events

  2. dramaticəˈmæt ɪk

    large or very noticeable

    a dramatic drop in temperature; a dramatic change in public opinion

  3. dramaticəˈmæt ɪk

    (of behavior) done in order to attract attention

    dramatic gestures/makeup

  4. dramaticəˈmæt ɪk

    relating to plays or the theater

    dramatic readings/monologues; Prices rose dramatically.; dramatically different techniques; She rolled her eyes dramatically.


  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

Translations for dramatic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or in the form of a drama

a dramatic performance.

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