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"dramatic" in British English

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dramaticadjective

uk   /drəˈmæt.ɪk/ us   /drəˈmæt̬.ɪk/
  • dramatic adjective (EXCITING)

B2 very sudden or noticeable, or full of action and excitement: a dramatic change/improvement We watched scenes of the dramatic rescue on the news.

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(Definition of dramatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dramatic" in American English

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dramaticadjective

us   /drəˈmæt̬·ɪk/
  • dramatic adjective (RELATING TO THEATER)

relating to plays and acting: He’s as good in comedies as he is in dramatic roles.
  • dramatic adjective (EXCITING)

(of an event or situation) producing excitement and strong interest because unexpected, surprising, or dangerous: In a dramatic rescue, 10 crewmen were lifted to a helicopter just minutes before their ship sank.
Dramatic also means sudden and showing a big change: There has been a dramatic reduction in crime in New York City.
(Definition of dramatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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