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Definition of "dramatics" [dramatics]

  • The art or practice of acting and stagecraft. (noun)
  • Dramatic or stagy behavior: Cut the dramatics and get to the point. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dramatics" in a sentence
  • "HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Michael Finley made sure there would be no more late-game dramatics from the Houston Rockets."
  • "There were no post-match victory dances or dramatics from the proud father at this Grand Slam."
  • "He has had a distinguished career in dramatics, having been the first post-war President of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, and Governor of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, and subsequently he achieved fame as Author, Playwright and Actor-Manager."