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Definition 1: suitable to or characteristic of drama - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dramatic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
  • a dramatic rescue at sea

(dramatic is similar to ...) having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama

"a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea"

(dramatic is similar to ...) characteristic of spectacles or drama

"spectacular dives from the cliff"

(dramatic is similar to ...) affectedly dramatic; overacted

(... are attributes of dramatic) the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Definition 2: used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dramatic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dramatic tenor
  • a dramatic soprano

(dramatic belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: pertaining to or characteristic of drama - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where dramatic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dramatic arts

Definition 4: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dramatic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dramatic in the sense of this definition

(dramatic is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

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