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dra·mat·ic

 (drə-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to drama or the theater.
2. Characterized by or expressive of the action or emotion associated with drama or the theater: a dramatic rescue.
3. Arresting or forceful in appearance or effect: a dramatic sunset.
4. Music Having a powerful, expressive singing voice: a dramatic tenor.

[Late Latin drāmaticus, from Greek drāmatikos, from drāma, drāmat-, drama; see drama.]

dra·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

dramatic

(drəˈmætɪk) or

dramatical

adj
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to drama
2. like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc
3. striking; effective
4. acting or performed in a flamboyant way
5. (Theatre) music (of a voice) powerful and marked by a histrionic quality
draˈmatically adv

dra•mat•ic

(drəˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the drama; theatrical.
2. employing the form or style of the drama.
3. involving conflict or contrast; vivid: dramatic colors.
4. highly effective or compelling: a dramatic silence.
[1580–90; < Late Latin drāmaticus < Greek drāmatikós=drāmat-, s. of drâma drama + -ikos -ic]
dra•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dramatic - suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"
undramatic - lacking dramatic force and quality; "moved with quiet force and undramatic bearing"
2.dramatic - 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"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
3.dramatic - pertaining to or characteristic of drama; "dramatic arts"
4.dramatic - 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"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
lyric - used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range; "a lyric soprano"

dramatic

adjective
1. drastic, strong, severe, radical, extreme, harsh, dire dramatic effects on the economy
3. theatrical, Thespian, dramaturgical, dramaturgic a dramatic arts major in college
4. expressive, affected, exaggerated, theatrical, melodramatic, showy, ostentatious She lifted her hands in a dramatic gesture.
5. powerful, striking, imposing, stunning (informal), impressive, spectacular, effective, staggering, distinctive, memorable, vivid, jaw-dropping, breath-taking, gee-whizz (slang) the film's dramatic special effects
powerful ordinary, run-of-the-mill, unexceptional, undramatic, unmemorable

dramatic

adjective
1. Of or relating to drama or the theater:
2. Suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense:
Translations
درامي، مَسْرَحيدراميّشَديد المَشاعِر والعَواطِفمُثير، مُؤَثِّر جدا، بارِز
dramatickýteatrálníživý
dramatiskvoldsom
dramaattinen
dramatičan
drámaimindent túldramatizál
áhrifamikillleikrænn, dramatískur; tilfinningaríkurleikrænn; leiklistar-
演劇の
극적인
dramatičen
dramatisk
อย่างรวดเร็ว
kịch tính

dramatic

[drəˈmætɪk] ADJ
1. (= marked) [increase, rise, decline] → espectacular; [change] → radical, drástico; [improvement] → espectacular, impresionante; [effect] → espectacular, dramático
2. (= exciting) [entrance] → espectacular, teatral; [escape] → espectacular; [decor] → de gran efecto, efectista
she lifted the lid with a dramatic gesturelevantó la tapa con gesto teatral
3. (Theat) [works, film] → dramático, teatral
dramatic artarte m dramático
the dramatic artslas artes dramáticas

dramatic

[drəˈmætɪk] adj
(= striking) [change, event] → spectaculaire
a dramatic improvement → une amélioration spectaculaire
dramatic news → une nouvelle extraordinaire
(= exciting) → spectaculaire
It was really dramatic! → C'était vraiment spectaculaire!
(= connected with the theatre) → dramatique dramatic society

dramatic

adj
dramatisch; changeeinschneidend, dramatisch; there was a dramatic improvement (in it)es verbesserte sich dramatisch
(Theat) → dramatisch; dramatic worksdramatische Werke pl, → Dramen pl; dramatic criticismTheaterkritik f; his dramatic abilityseine schauspielerischen Fähigkeiten; dramatic artTheater nt; the dramatic artsdas Theater; dramatic filmFilmdrama nt
n dramatics
pl
(= theatricals)Theater nt
(= histrionics) his/her etc dramaticssein/ihr etc theatralisches Getue

dramatic

[drəˈmætɪk] adj (change) → spettacolare; (event, improvement, effect) → straordinario/a; (entrance) → teatrale; (art) → drammatico/a

drama

(ˈdraːmə) noun
1. a play for acting on the stage. He has just produced a new drama.
2. plays for the stage in general. modern drama.
3. the art of acting in plays. He studied drama at college.
4. exciting events. Life here is full of drama.
dramatic (drəˈmӕtik) adjective
1. of or in the form of a drama. a dramatic performance.
2. vivid or striking. a dramatic improvement; She made a dramatic entrance.
3. (of a person) showing (too) much feeling or emotion. She's very dramatic about everything.
draˈmatically adverb
ˈdramatist (ˈdrӕ-) noun
a writer of plays.
ˈdramatize, ˈdramatise (ˈdrӕ-) verb
1. to turn into the form of a play. She dramatized the novel for television.
2. to make real events seem like things that happen in a play. She dramatizes everything so!
dramatiˈzation noun

dramatic

دراميّ dramatický dramatisk dramatisch δραματικός dramático, drástico dramaattinen dramatique dramatičan drammatico 演劇の 극적인 dramatisch dramatisk dramatyczny dramático драматический dramatisk อย่างรวดเร็ว dramatik kịch tính 戏剧性的
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