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his·tri·on·ic(hĭs′trē-ŏn′ĭk) also his·tri·on·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to actors or acting: "The specific innovations of the commedia dell'arte were not in the domain of narrative and characterization, but in its unique stress on the histrionic abilities of the actors" (Eli Rozik).
2. Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected: "Next Father Brackin tackled a topic that was discussed in confidential—sometimes histrionic—tones around the seminary: end-of-the-year evaluations" (Jonathan Englert).
[Late Latin histriōnicus, from Latin histriō, histriōn-, actor, probably of Etruscan origin.]
1. excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificial: histrionic gestures.
2. rare dramatic
3. (plural) melodramatic displays of temperament
4. (Theatre) rare (plural, functioning as singular) dramatics
[C17: from Late Latin histriōnicus of a player, from histriō actor]
his•tri•on•ic(ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk)
1. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic in behavior or speech.
2. of or pertaining to actors or acting.
[1640–50; < Late Latin histrōnicus of actors]
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|Adj.||1.||histrionic - characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"|
theatrical - suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
histrionic[ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪk] ADJ → histriónico
histrionic[ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪk] adj (pej) → istrionesco/a
a. histriónico-a, dramático-a.