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 for dramatic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dramatic \Dra*mat"ic\ (dr[.a]*m[a^]t"[i^]k), Dramatical
  \Dra*mat"ic*al\ (dr[.a]*m[a^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. dramatiko`s,
     fr. dra^ma: cf. F. dramatique.]
     Of or pertaining to the drama; as, dramatic arts. [WordNet
     sense 3]
     [1913 Webster]
     2. suitable to or characteristic of or having the qualities
        of, a drama; theatrical; as, a dramatic entrance in a
        swirling cape; a dramatic rescue at sea. Opposite of
        undramatic. [WordNet sense 1] [Narrower terms:
        melodramatic; awe-inspiring, spectacular]
        [WordNet 1.5]
              The emperor . . . performed his part with much
              dramatic effect.                      --Motley.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. striking in appearance or effect; vivid; having a
        thrilling effect; as, a dramatic sunset; a dramatic pause.
        [WordNet sense 2]
     Syn: spectacular, striking.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     4. (Music) marked by power and expressiveness and a
        histrionic or theatrical style; -- of a singer or singing
        voice; as, a dramatic tenor; a dramatic soprano.
        Contrasted to lyric. [WordNet sense 4]
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic
             entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"
             [ant: undramatic]
      2: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic
         sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of
         northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking
         good looks always created a sensation" [syn: dramatic,
         spectacular, striking]
      3: pertaining to or characteristic of drama; "dramatic arts"
      4: used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and
         expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style; "a
         dramatic tenor"; "a dramatic soprano" [ant: lyric]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "dramatic":
     Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian,
     Pindaric, Theocritean, actor-proof, all-star, alto, ballet,
     balletic, bardic, baritone, bass, bravura, breathtaking, bucolic,
     choral, choric, cinematic, cinematographic, coloratura, colorful,
     complete, considerable, didactic, dithyrambic, dramatical,
     dramatist, dramatizer, dramaturge, dramaturgic, eclogic, effective,
     elegiac, epic, exaggerated, expressive, extraordinary, falsetto,
     film, filmic, flamboyant, graphic, ham, hammy, heroic, histrionic,
     hymnal, idyllic, impressive, legitimate, liturgical, lyric, major,
     marked, melodramatic, milked, mock-heroic, monodramatic, movie,
     narrative, noticeable, operatic, overacted, overdone, overplayed,
     pastoral, poetic, poetico-mystical, poetico-mythological,
     poetico-philosophic, poetlike, psalmic, psalmodial, psalmodic,
     radical, rhapsodic, runic, sacred, sapphic, scenic, sensational,
     shocking, showy, singing, skaldic, soprano, spectacular, stage,
     stagelike, stageworthy, stagy, starstruck, startling, stellar,
     stirring, striking, sudden, tenor, theaterlike, theatrical,
     thespian, thrown away, treble, underacted, underplayed,
     vaudevillian, vivid, vocal

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