Definitions for dramaticsdrəˈmæt ɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(used with a sing. v.) the art of producing or acting dramas.
(used with a pl. v.) dramatic productions, esp. by amateurs.
(used with a pl. v.) dramatic, overly emotional, or insincere behavior.
Origin of dramatics:
participation in theatrical productions as an extracurricular activity
dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre(noun)
the art of writing and producing plays
(used with a singular or plural verb) the art of acting and stagecraft.
(used with a singular or plural verb) dramatic behaviour.