1 great and sudden
dramatic change/shift/improvement
Computers have brought dramatic changes to the workplace.
dramatic increase/rise/fall/drop/reduction etc
Universities have suffered a dramatic drop in student numbers.
dramatic effect/results
A serious accident can have a dramatic effect on your family's finances.
2 exciting or impressive:
A superb goal by Owen earned United a dramatic victory yesterday.
Some of the most dramatic events in American history happened here.
the dramatic scenery of the Grand Canyon
3APT connected with acting or plays:
the amateur dramatic society
the dramatic arts
4 intended to be impressive, so that people notice:
She needed a stunning dress to help her make a dramatic entrance.
Tristan threw up his hands in a dramatic gesture.
dramatically adverb:
Output has increased dramatically.

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