AskDefine | Define dramatic

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dramatic adj
1 suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea" [ant: undramatic]
2 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" [syn: spectacular, striking]
3 pertaining to or characteristic of drama; "dramatic arts"
4 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" [ant: lyric]

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English

Etymology

From Greek δραματικός (dramatikos) "of or related to drama", from Ancient Greek δράμα, (drama).

Adjective

dramatic
  1. of or relating to the drama
  2. striking in appearance or effect
  3. having a powerful, expressive singing voice

Derived terms

Translations

of or relating to the drama
striking in appearance or effect
having a powerful, expressive singing voice

Extensive Definition

Dramatic may refer to:
  • Drama, a literary form involving parts for actors
  • Dramatic, a classification of voice type in European classical music, describing a specific vocal weight and a vocal range at the lower end of the given voice part
  • The Dramatics, 1960s American soul music vocal group

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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