Dramatic

Definition of Dramatic

Dra`mat´ic   Pronunciation: drå`măt´ĭk
a.1.Of or pertaining to the drama; as, dramatic arts.
2.suitable to or characteristic of or having the qualities of, a drama; theatrical; as, a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape; a dramatic rescue at sea. Opposite of undramatic.
The emperor . . . performed his part with much dramatic effect.
- Motley.
3.striking in appearance or effect; vivid; having a thrilling effect; as, a dramatic sunset; a dramatic pause.
4.(Music) marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style; - of a singer or singing voice; as, a dramatic tenor; a dramatic soprano. Contrasted to lyric.

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impressive, spectacular, striking
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