Dramatic vs Overplay - What's the difference?

dramatic | overplay |

As a adjective dramatic

is of or relating to the drama.

As a verb overplay is

and to overdo or overact one's effect or role.



Alternative forms

* dramatick


(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the drama.
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  • Striking in appearance or effect.
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  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-17, volume=408, issue=8849, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Best and brightest , passage=Poland has made some dramatic gains in education in the past decade. Before 2000 half of the country’s rural adults had finished only primary school. Yet international rankings now put the country’s students well ahead of America’s in science and maths (the strongest predictor of future earnings), even as the country spends far less per pupil. }}
  • Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.
  • Derived terms

    * nondramatic




  • and To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
  • When Chris overacted''' his part again, the director warned that anyone ' overplaying would be barred from the next production
  • To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
  • Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.
  • To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
  • Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed .
  • (golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
  • The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.