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actor one who plays roles in dramatic productions on stage, in films, or on radio and television. [1/2 definitions]
actress a woman or girl who plays roles in dramatic productions.
baby boom the dramatic population increase in the United States during the decade following World War II.
casting the choosing of actors for a dramatic presentation. [1/4 definitions]
character sketch a dramatic portrayal of a unique character or role. [1/2 definitions]
cliff-hanger a dramatic production, esp. a serial, in which the audience is held in suspense at the end of each installment. [1/2 definitions]
climax in a literary or dramatic work, the point at which a conflict reaches a crucial juncture. [1/5 definitions]
cloak-and-dagger involving espionage, esp. viewed as being overly dramatic.
crisis an unstable or uncertain situation that has potential to bring about dramatic, possibly destructive, changes. [1/2 definitions]
declamatory of speech or writing, artificially high-flown or pretentious; overly dramatic. [1/2 definitions]
deus ex machina an external character, force, or the like introduced artificially to achieve such a resolution of plot or situation, as in a modern dramatic production. [1/2 definitions]
docudrama a dramatic reenactment of real events, often enhanced by fictional additions, esp. for television.
dramatically in a dramatic manner; with real or feigned emotion. [1/3 definitions]
dramatics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) dramatic arts such as acting, directing, and stagecraft. [1/3 definitions]
dramatize to make dramatic or affecting, sometimes to excess. [1/2 definitions]
enact to act out or act the part of, in a dramatic presentation. [1/2 definitions]
ending the last part; conclusion, esp. of a narrative or dramatic plot. [1/2 definitions]
farceur (French) one who writes or acts in dramatic farces. [1/2 definitions]
finale the concluding segment of a dramatic piece or course of events. [1/2 definitions]
flourish to make sweeping, dramatic movements. [2/10 definitions]
heroic verse any verse form traditionally used for epic or dramatic poetry, such as iambic pentameter for English poetry.