• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dramatical (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.
    • a Dramatical Of or pertaining to the drama; as, dramatic arts.
    • Dramatical striking in appearance or effect; vivid; having a thrilling effect; as, a dramatic sunset; a dramatic pause.
    • Dramatical 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Table salt is the only commodity that hasn’t risen dramatically in price in the last 150 years.
    • dramatical Same as dramatic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Murder is the only crime that does not increase during the full moon. Theft, disorderly conduct, larceny, armed robbery, assault and battery, and rape all statistically increase dramatically during the full moon.
    • adjs Dramatical belonging to the drama: appropriate to or in the form of a drama: with the force and vividness of the drama
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  • Jane Fonda
    Jane Fonda
    “A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.”
  • Mal Pancoast
    “The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.”
  • Clark Moustakas
    Clark Moustakas
    “The most dramatic conflicts are perhaps, those that take place not between men but between a man and himself -- where the arena of conflict is a solitary mind.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.”
  • John Reeves
    John Reeves
    “Of all the dramatic media, radio is the most visual.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. dramatiko`s, fr. dra^ma: cf. F. dramatique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. drama, dramatosdraein, to do.


In literature:

This remarkable quality, however, does not show itself in the dramatic work of our present period until quite the close of it.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
A complete edition of his dramatic works, edited by his friend and rival Tamayo y Baus, has been published in seven volumes (Madrid, 1881-1885).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Nevertheless, traces of dramatic poetry appear in the oldest literature.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Poetry has been divided into three great classes: narrative, lyric, and dramatic.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The locality has a history of peculiarly dramatic interest.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
He secured a new view on his play, also, with its accusing defiance of dramatic law and custom.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
But the mills and the log booms were after all much more dramatic and we never failed to hurry away to the river if we had half an hour to spare.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
FAXON, FREDERICK W. Dramatic Index.
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists" by Various
Moore had moved him and, forgetful of himself, he was dramatically ready to pass his ardour on.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Hiller's "Dramatic Fantasia," and Saint-Saen's "Marche Heroique" given by Theodore Thomas, in New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee

In poetry:

Now I'm prepared to bet a guinea,
Were this a mere dramatic case,
The page would have eloped with MINNIE,
But, no - he only left his place.
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Brave Lincoln on the right with kindling eye
Smiles 'mid the cares of grave command immersed,
To see dramatic retribution nigh
And Charleston's fate reversed!
"Arms And The Man - The Lines Around Yorktown" by James Barron Hope
Faintly and slow adown my burning face;
A keen sense of the woman touched you then,
The nice dramatic sense you women have,
Playing upon the feelings of us men!
""Now That The Pain Is Gone, I Too Can Smile."" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
There was once a young man quite erratic
Who lived all alone in an attic,
He wrote magazine verse
That made editors curse,
But his friends thought it fine and dramatic.
"Genius" by Edwin Carty Ranck
So they were buried on that hill in France,
Before their ears had heard the battle din;
Before life gave them its dramatic chance—
A lasting fame, or glorious death to win.
"In France I Saw A Hill" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Or white lightning, seascapes of Chateaubriand
Shores the dramatic ocean beats upon,
Where the lone hero, gloomy on the wild strand
Sees friends and lovers and companions gone,
Hawk, gull, and heron flying.
"Lightning For Atmosphere" by Marya Zaturenska

In news:

Since the neighbors joined together to make that part of Port Clinton a better place, crime rates and police calls have dropped dramatically.
(WEAU) – The UW-System Board of Regents has unanimously voted to support the Confluence Project, a plan that would dramatically change the face of downtown Eau Claire.
Titans and Lions both conjure up some miracles, but Tennessee sneaks away with dramatic win.
Opera New Jersey's dramatic double bill: "The Consul " and "The Family Room".
The Poverty Tour aims to dramatize the magnitude of poverty's impact on America—but its organizers' past criticisms of Obama have drawn criticism from some of the very people it seeks to champion.
Looking to improve student performance, the government has increased education funding dramatically since 1970.
Dramatic stories of hardship and injustice have always been at the center of the struggle for racial equality.
Baseball's post-season cotillion dramatics are making for some wonderful theater.
Covington scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and another run in the 11th to stage a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 win over New Market on Friday in Valley League baseball.
Courtroom Dramatics in Fraud Case.
OK, so maybe that description of a condom breaking is a bit dramatic.
Since becoming a first-time mom on June 28, 2011, Tia Mowry's life has changed dramatically.
The Michael McGowan-directed Canadian indie features the "Babe" star in his first leading dramatic movie role.
I can say quite honestly that Thursday was among the most dramatic days I've ever seen unfold in Washington.
Joel Spira revolutionized the home-lighting industry more than 50 years ago by inventing a light switch that made a dramatic feature once limited mostly to theaters -- dimming -- accessible to every home.

In science:

Indeed the physical picture of a process may change dramatically in different frames and in different gauges.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
The situation changes dramatically if we consider nonmonotonic dispersion relations.
Trans-Planckian Physics and the Spectrum of Fluctuations in a Bouncing Universe
Planckian scales if the dispersion relation differs dramatically from the linear one (which it has to in order to get non-adiabatic evolution).
Trans-Planckian Physics and the Spectrum of Fluctuations in a Bouncing Universe
During this mathematical analysis, the differences between the Simon and Shor quantum algorithms become dramatically apparent.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Thus we look at the energy as a function of the transition time T , and expect to find a plateau in E once we have evolved through the most significant regions of non-linear dynamics and before the inaccuracies in the numerical simulation have grown dramatically.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes