Adjective "Dramatic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to drama or the performance or study of drama.
  1. 'a dramatic society'
  2. 'The development of lianpu is closely related to that of Chinese dramatic art.'
  3. 'An energetic round of theatre visits kept her in touch with the latest in dramatic writing and performance.'
  4. 'A structure in which dramatic or ceremonial performances could be staged in front of an audience.'
  5. 'Set up in 1893, the dramatic society claims to be the oldest independent one in the country.'
  6. 'He did his dramatic training at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London.'
  7. 'Roderick Harris Royal College of Art graduate whose dramatic paintings are darkly humorous.'
  8. 'To your average punter, dance is to the dramatic arts what free jazz is to the musical.'
  9. 'Instead, pop culture, European legends and dramatic arts are clearly traceable.'
  10. 'She saw Hilary's dramatic potential and trained her to perform as a voiceless clown.'
  11. 'Will you take part in some amateur dramatic or operatic society's play or opera?'
(of an event or circumstance) sudden and striking.
  1. 'Over the past 10 to 15 years, there have been some dramatic shifts in Western societies.'
  2. 'But when the market was reopened a dramatic transformation started to develop.'
  3. 'It comes on top of an expected 500m euro shortfall in tax returns and a dramatic downturn in the economy.'
  4. 'Maybe because of the dramatic drop in the demand for his portraits, his art underwent a transformation.'
  5. 'The news comes after dramatic increases in the money spent on road calming measures over the last few years.'
  6. 'And in one of the most dramatic shifts our society has seen, two-thirds of all moms also work outside the home.'
  7. 'It uses locally collected artefacts, and pictures of the dramatic events of 1940, to tell its story.'
  8. 'Now this, I have to say, constitutes a hugely dramatic change in circumstances.'
  9. 'In the midst of these dramatic circumstances Che returned to the camp on March 20.'
  10. 'This study encountered no evidence of such sudden dramatic transformation.'
  11. 'he recalled his dramatic escape from the building'
  12. 'And true to this, you are able to snipe your target and make a dramatic escape afterwards.'
  13. 'Its energy is lively, startling and dramatic - often associated with breaking down or breaking out.'
  14. 'He will talk briefly on these too, with a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery.'
  15. 'The lads again pulled out a dramatic victory in a match full of drama and excitement.'
  16. 'The red mountains make a dramatic back-drop and the sun scorches down relentlessly.'
  17. 'It was electrifying and dramatic and it gave me a thrilling shot of adrenaline.'
  18. 'The Greek national soccer team was not the only team to shock odds makers with a dramatic championship victory.'
  19. 'The discussions which followed the show were often more dramatic than the performance.'
  20. 'Both provide a dramatic setting for the art commissions of building elements, fittings and finishes'
  21. 'This final attempt to contain the leader is sometimes one of the most dramatic and exciting parts of the game.'
  22. 'with a dramatic gesture, she put a hand to her brow'
  23. 'She was so dramatic, hunched over the sink like that, mascara dripping off the tip of her nose.'
  24. 'I'm not dramatic about anything that happens to me in this game or within my life.'
  25. 'Then I guess he was always a dramatic kid, he did a really impressive dyeing scene.'
  26. 'Cavendish and her dramatic heroines alternately invite and reject the gaze of the other, of desire, and of the crowd.'



1. of or relating to the drama.

2. employing the form or manner of the drama.

3. characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, especially in involving conflict or contrast; vivid; moving: dramatic colors; a dramatic speech.

4. highly effective; striking: The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.

More examples(as adjective)

"upsides can be dramatic in short-terms."

"rises can be dramatic in trades."

"defenses can be dramatic as banks."

"breaks can be dramatic in entrants."

"years can be dramatic for sectors."

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