Definition of dramatic in English:


Syllabification: dra·mat·ic
Pronunciation: /drəˈmatik


  • 1 [attributive] Of or relating to drama or the performance or study of drama: the dramatic arts a dramatic society
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    • No studies have assessed the impact of the dramatic society on the lives of its participants.
    • How many people of working age, for instance, now join amateur dramatic societies, or sign up to be Girl Guide leaders?
    • Instead, pop culture, European legends and dramatic arts are clearly traceable.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • However, in the coming weeks the nature of the foreign forces in Iraq will change dramatically.
  • If he had succeeded I'm not sure that things would have changed so dramatically.
  • A stroll round a good, healthy rose garden is dramatically effective heart medicine.


late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek dramatikos, from drama, dramat- (see drama).

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