from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to drama or the theater.
- adj. Characterized by or expressive of the action or emotion associated with drama or the theatre: a dramatic rescue at sea.
- adj. Arresting or forceful in appearance or effect: a dramatic sunset.
- adj. Music Having a powerful, expressive singing voice: a dramatic tenor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the drama.
- adj. Striking in appearance or effect.
- adj. Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the drama.
- adj. suitable to or characteristic of or having the qualities of, a drama; theatrical. Opposite of
- adj. striking in appearance or effect; vivid; having a thrilling effect.
- adj. marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style; -- of a singer or singing voice. Contrasted to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the drama; represented by action; appropriate to or in the form of a written or acted drama: as, dramatic action; a dramatic poem.
- Employing the form or manner of the drama; writing or acting dramatically or theatrically: as, a dramatic poet; a dramatic speaker.
- Characterized by the force and animation in action or expression appropriate to the drama; expressed with action, or with the effect of action: as, a dramatic description; a dramatic appeal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suitable to or characteristic of drama
- adj. used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style
- adj. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
- adj. pertaining to or characteristic of drama
Late Latin drāmaticus, from Greek drāmatikos, from drāma, drāmat-, drama; see drama.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek δραματικός (dramatikos), from δρᾶμα (drama, "drama, play"), from δράω (draō, "I do, accomplish"). (Wiktionary)