dramatic dramatic  /drə ˈmæ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) suitable to or characteristic of drama
  2. (adj) sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
  3. (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of drama
  4. (adj) used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style

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Usage(s):

  1. French and US forces stage two dramatic hostage rescues.
  2. The English National Opera brings Bach to vivid dramatic life.
  3. Moscow theatre hostage drama is a dramatic reminder that Chechen separatists are capable of desperate cruelty when they're up against a wall.

News

  1. US Open Golf 2013 Standings: Day 4 Highlights, Winner and Twitter Reaction

    In what wound up being a dramatic four-man chase to the finish, Justin Rose won the 2013 U.S. Open by shooting an even-par 70 Sunday to finish plus-one overall, with an aggregate score of 281 over Merion Golf Club's grueling 72-hole test. It was the 32-year-old's maiden major triumph, as he beat 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two strokes. CBS Sports' Kyle Porter captured the key ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. PTC DRAMATIC ACADEMY SUMMER ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

    Penobscot Theatre Company’s Education Department is pleased to announce its Dramatic Academy Summer Scholarship Recipients. The PTC Education Department works with our Parent Council to fundraise for our Summer Scholarship program.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bangor Daily News

  3. Dramatic rescue caught on camera

    A dramatic river rescue was caught on camera Sunday morning in Rhode Island's smallest city.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX Providence

Quotes

  1. International Mideast envoy Tony Blair said Israel's measures "should have a dramatic influence on the daily lives of the people of Gaza and on the private sector."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The dramatic reduction in violence has opened the way for a return to something approaching normal political and economic life for the average Iraqi," McCain said, making the case for staying in order to take advantage of the gains.
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Seattle Times

  3. "Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century," Bush said, slamming the "dramatic and brutal escalation" in fighting.
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: AFP

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