dramatically, adv.
/dreuh mat"ik/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to the drama.
2. employing the form or manner of the drama.
3. characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, esp. in involving conflict or contrast; vivid; moving: dramatic colors; a dramatic speech.
4. highly effective; striking: The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.
[1580-90; < LL dramaticus < Gk dramatikós, equiv. to dramat- (s. of drâma) DRAMA + -ikos -IC]
Syn. 1. theatrical. 4. startling, sensational.

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