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.
1. Recent, more dramatic use of CGI was seen in "Walking With Dinosaurs".
2. It was unbelievably dramatic as lightning crackled all round the van.
3. The director employs sensuous, atmospheric camerawork and deft dramatic touches.
4. Its dramatic nuances were often generalised to the point of opacity.
5. The old lady cackled, pleased to have produced so dramatic a reaction.