overdramatic


overdramatic

adjective

  1. of or relating to the drama.
  2. employing the form or manner of the drama.
  3. characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, especially in involving conflict or contrast; vivid; moving: dramatic colors; a dramatic speech.
  4. highly effective; striking: The silence following his impassioned speech was dramatic.

adjective

  1. of or relating to drama
  2. like a drama in suddenness, emotional impact, etc
  3. striking; effective
  4. acting or performed in a flamboyant way
  5. music (of a voice) powerful and marked by histrionic quality

adj.1580s, from Late Latin dramaticus, from Greek dramatikos “pertaining to plays,” from drama (genitive dramatos; see drama). Meaning “full of action and striking display, fit for a drama” is from 1725. Dramatic irony is recorded from 1907. Related: Dramatical; dramatically.

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