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.
pertaining to or characteristic of drama“dramatic arts”
suitable to or characteristic of drama“a
dramatic entrance in a swirling cape”“a
dramatic rescue at sea”
used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style
sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect