awe-inspiring spectacular
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 sense 3] [1913 Webster]

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}] [WordNet 1.5]

The emperor . . . performed his part with much dramatic effect. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

3. striking in appearance or effect; vivid; having a thrilling effect; as, a dramatic sunset; a dramatic pause. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: spectacular, striking. [WordNet 1.5]

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 1.5]


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