Meaning of “dramatically” in the English Dictionary

"dramatically" in British English

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dramaticallyadverb

uk /drəˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /drəˈmæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

dramatically adverb (A LOT)

B2 suddenly or obviously:

Your life changes dramatically when you have a baby to take care of.

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  • The economic power of many Asian countries has grown dramatically in recent years.
  • The cost of the project has increased dramatically since it began.
  • Her health has improved dramatically since she started on this new diet.
  • Environmental awareness has increased dramatically over the past decade.
  • The report states that the gap between the rich and the poor has increased dramatically over the past decade.

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

"dramatically" in American English

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dramaticallyadverb

us /drəˈmæt̬·ɪk·li/

in a very sudden or noticeable way:

My life has changed dramatically.

(Definition of “dramatically” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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