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Meaning of DRAMATIC

Pronunciation:  dru'matik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"
  2. [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. [adj]  (music; of a singer or singing voice) marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style; "a dramatic tenor"; "a dramatic soprano"
  4. [adj]  pertaining to or characteristic of drama; "dramatic arts"

DRAMATIC is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: hammy, impressive, melodramatic, spectacular, striking
 Antonyms: lyric, undramatic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dra*mat"ic\, Dramatical \Dra*mat"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?,
fr. ?: cf. F. dramatique.]
Of or pertaining to the drama; appropriate to, or having the
qualities of, a drama; theatrical; vivid.

      The emperor . . . performed his part with much dramatic
      effect.                                  --Motley.

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