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dra·mat·ic

dramatic

 
 
pronunciation:
dr mae tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with drama.
The school gave a dramatic performance of the Thanksgiving story.
definition 2: out of the ordinary; exciting.
Spring brought a dramatic change in the weather.
 
synonyms:
impressive, showy
similar words:
emotional, exciting, sensational
derivation: dramatically (adv.)
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The word dramatic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.