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suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense

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suitable to or characteristic of drama

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sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

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used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style

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There is just something special about the dramatic sleeve that can't be overlooked or shaken.
Company managers report a dramatic increase in productivity and a decrease in energy costs.
Quietly dramatic, the lobbies are double-height and museum-like in setting; each features a spectacular large-scale tapestry by 20th century artist, Roy Lichtenstein.
And with Nate, who was the dramatic spine of the show from the start, turning out to be such a twit at the end, I think it was clear that the show, like him, had run its course.
Yet, as Peter Morris and other Canadian film historians have pointed out, The Viking's astonishing location shooting, its literal and metaphorical use of harsh natural environments, and its combination of documentary, actuality footage and staged dramatic sequences connect it closely to the style and substance of films made in Canada both before (particularly Back to God's Country) and after it was made.
And in his examination of dramatic satire of the eighteenth century--a subject lacking any substantial study apart from Jean B.
Snyder's early essays on dramatic structure in Romeo and Juliet and Othello are landmark studies that argue for Shakespeare's manipulation of comic and tragic laws: in Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare establishes a "comedy-into-tragedy" design in which comic elements like Friar Laurence and the Nurse become irrelevant in a tragedy governed by love's urgent dimension; as well, Snyder informs us that Othello's construction is based on the typical comic conventions that Shakespeare unpacks for their tragic implications.
Forty years of awards and recognition, fellowships, grants, prizes, honorary degrees and, now in September 2003, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anisfield-Wolf Foundation, still haven't dimmed the memory of that initial reaction to a play that would alter the face of American dramatic arts.
After a millennium or so, dramatic climate shifts would then radically remodel the habitat, motivating the residents to leave.
If education has such a dramatic impact on a country's economic productivity and growth, what are the implications of a less-than-adequate education system for economic growth today and in the future?
It possibly has something to do with the fact that his work tends to have a strongly dramatic slant and, in classical ballet at least, American taste, nurtured by Balanchine and his adherents, tends towards purer dance forms; dance, if you like, largely as an end in itself.
Nalle's selection of Sanchez--and her apparent long-time fascination with his case--stems from the dramatic nature of his story.
Switching the EHS system produced dramatic results.
Quite the most dramatic part of the University of New South Wales at Kensington, Sydney is the Scientia, which houses the institution's main ceremonial and social spaces and forms a formal focus for a rather ragged campus largely inhabited by utilitarian buildings.
Although he certainly had a flare for the dramatic, even this astounding personality could not have arranged his April 23 birth date to coincide with the Feast of Saint George, also celebrated this same day.