What does dramatic mean?

Definitions for dramatic
drəˈmæt ɪkdra·mat·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dramaticadjective

    suitable to or characteristic of drama

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

  2. dramatic, spectacular, strikingadjective

    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. dramaticadjective

    pertaining to or characteristic of drama

    "dramatic arts"

  4. dramaticadjective

    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. dramaticadjective

    Of or relating to the drama.

  2. dramaticadjective

    Striking in appearance or effect.

  3. dramaticadjective

    Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dramaticadjective

    alt. of Dramatical

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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

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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

Examples of dramatic in a Sentence

  1. The IMF:

    The dramatic deterioration in debt sustainability points to the need for debt relief on a scale that would need to go well beyond what has been under consideration to date - and what has been proposed by the ESM.

  2. James Hart:

    It was a slow unveiling of my sexuality that was of course, very difficult for us, and then… I wind up as a crack cocaine addict [in 2002] after having been sober for 21 years. And Carly went through all of that with me. So the unraveling is rather dramatic.

  3. Tom Kloza:

    When Tom Kloza get increases this quick, and this dramatic, Tom Kloza really scald the public.

  4. Jon Krakauer:

    People told me, ‘Movies never get made.Take the money. What do you have to lose? i curse myself for selling it at all. What I learned from the TV movie was that dramatic films take dramatic license, and when you sign a document, you can do whatever you want with me. It wasn’t worth the money I got.

  5. Stephen Fredrick:

    As it gets closer to the highway, there's a change in the pitch attitude (position of the plane) and it appears the aircraft (left) wing stalls, or loses lift. That's what causes the dramatic turn to the left.

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