2. [syn: dramatic, spectacular, striking]
3. pertaining to or characteristic of drama;
- Example: "dramatic arts"
4. used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style;
- Example: "a dramatic tenor"
- Example: "a dramatic soprano"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dramatic \Dra*mat"ic\ (dr[.a]*m[a^]t"[i^]k), Dramatical
\Dra*mat"ic*al\ (dr[.a]*m[a^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. dramatiko`s,
fr. dra^ma: cf. F. dramatique.]
Of or pertaining to the drama; as, dramatic arts. [WordNet
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. [WordNet sense 1] [Narrower terms:
melodramatic; awe-inspiring, spectacular]
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.
[WordNet sense 2]
Syn: spectacular, striking.
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. [WordNet sense 4]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic
entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"
2: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "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" [syn: dramatic,
3: pertaining to or characteristic of drama; "dramatic arts"
4: used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and
expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style; "a
dramatic tenor"; "a dramatic soprano" [ant: lyric]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
112 Moby Thesaurus words for "dramatic":
Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian,
Pindaric, Theocritean, actor-proof, all-star, alto, ballet,
balletic, bardic, baritone, bass, bravura, breathtaking, bucolic,
choral, choric, cinematic, cinematographic, coloratura, colorful,
complete, considerable, didactic, dithyrambic, dramatical,
dramatist, dramatizer, dramaturge, dramaturgic, eclogic, effective,
elegiac, epic, exaggerated, expressive, extraordinary, falsetto,
film, filmic, flamboyant, graphic, ham, hammy, heroic, histrionic,
hymnal, idyllic, impressive, legitimate, liturgical, lyric, major,
marked, melodramatic, milked, mock-heroic, monodramatic, movie,
narrative, noticeable, operatic, overacted, overdone, overplayed,
pastoral, poetic, poetico-mystical, poetico-mythological,
poetico-philosophic, poetlike, psalmic, psalmodial, psalmodic,
radical, rhapsodic, runic, sacred, sapphic, scenic, sensational,
shocking, showy, singing, skaldic, soprano, spectacular, stage,
stagelike, stageworthy, stagy, starstruck, startling, stellar,
stirring, striking, sudden, tenor, theaterlike, theatrical,
thespian, thrown away, treble, underacted, underplayed,
vaudevillian, vivid, vocal