Definition of dramatically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//drəˈmætɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//drəˈmætɪkli//
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  1. 1very suddenly and to a very great and often surprising degree Prices have fallen dramatically. Prices have increased dramatically in the last few years. Events could have developed in a dramatically different way. Since then the situation has changed dramatically.
  2. 2in a way that is exciting and impressive The mountains rose dramatically behind them.
  3. 3in a way that is exaggerated in order to create a special effect and attract people's attention ‘At last!’ she cried dramatically.
  4. 4in a way that is connected with the theatre or plays The opera does not compare musically or dramatically with the composer's best work.