Meaning of dramatic

dramatic




Dramatic means having to do with a play, as in “a dramatic production.” It also means striking or exaggerated.

Half an hour of exercise a day can have a dramatic effect on your physical well being. If you burst into tears when you get a B on a paper and wail, “Now I’m never going to get into college,” you can be accused of being dramatic, which means you’re acting out your reaction, or overly dramatic, which means your reaction is over the top.

Definitions of dramatic
  1. adjective

    pertaining to or characteristic of drama

    dramatic arts”

  2. adjective

    suitable to or characteristic of drama

    “a
    dramatic entrance in a swirling cape”
    “a
    dramatic rescue at sea”
    Synonyms:

    melodramatic

    having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    spectacular

    characteristic of spectacles or drama
    hammy

    affectedly dramatic; overacted
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    Antonyms:

    undramatic

    lacking dramatic force and quality
    unspectacular

    not spectacular
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  3. adjective

    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”
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    Antonyms:

    lyric

    used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range

  4. adjective

    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

    “a
    dramatic sunset”
    “a
    dramatic pause”
    synonyms:

    spectacular, striking

    impressive

    making a strong or vivid impression

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