- dramatic 1580s, from L.L. dramaticus, from Gk. dramatikos "pertaining to plays," from drama (gen. dramatos; see DRAMA (Cf. drama)). Meaning "full of action and striking display, fit for a drama" is from 1725. Dramatic irony is recorded from 1907. Related: Dramatical; dramatically.
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