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"dramatic" in British English

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dramaticadjective

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

B2 very ​sudden or ​noticeable, or ​full of ​action and ​excitement: a dramatic ​change/​improvement We ​watchedscenes 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)

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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) ​producingexcitement and ​stronginterest because ​unexpected, ​surprising, or ​dangerous: In a dramatic ​rescue, 10 crewmen were ​lifted to a ​helicopter just ​minutes before ​theirshipsank. Dramatic also ​meanssudden and ​showing a ​bigchange: 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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