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Meaning of dramatic by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    From Ancient Greek δραματικός ( dramatikos ), from δρᾶμα ( drama, “drama, play” ), from δράω ( draō, “I do, accomplish” ) .


    dramatic ( comparative more dramatic, superlative most dramatic )

    1. Of or relating to the drama.
    2. Striking in appearance or effect.
    3. Having a powerful, expressive singing voice .

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Explanation of dramatic by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. suitable to or characteristic of drama

    2. a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
      a dramatic rescue at sea
    3. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

    4. a dramatic sunset
      a dramatic pause
    5. used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style

    6. a dramatic tenor
      a dramatic soprano
    7. pertaining to or characteristic of drama

    8. dramatic arts