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Definition of "dramatization" [dram•a•ti•za•tion]

  • The act or art of dramatizing: the dramatization of a novel. (noun)
  • A work adapted for dramatic presentation: a dramatization by actors of actual recorded events. (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 "dramatization" in a sentence
  • "His first dramatization is of the story of Korah's rebellion from Numbers 16; in the biblical passage, the earth opens up and swallows Korah and his followers, and they go "down alive into Sheol" (16.30, NRSV)."
  • "Of these aspects of Byron's poetry that challenge Romantic aesthetics, self-dramatization is the most familiar."
  • "Stories that emerged from Burma and Iran were also characterized by something called the dramatization bias."