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the·at·ri·cal

 (thē-ăt′rĭ-kəl) also the·at·ric (-rĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suitable for dramatic performance or the theater.
2. Marked by exaggerated self-display and unnatural behavior; affectedly dramatic.
3. Of or relating to a film that is being shown in movie theaters: The blockbuster's theatrical revenue was much higher than anticipated.
n.
1. A stage performance, especially by amateurs.
2. theatricals Affectedly dramatic gestures or behavior; histrionics.

the·at′ri·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), the·at′ri·cal·ness (-kəl-nĭs) n.
the·at′ri·cal·ly adv.

theatrical

(θɪˈætrɪkəl) or

theatric

adj
1. (Theatre) of or relating to the theatre or dramatic performances
2. exaggerated and affected in manner or behaviour; histrionic
theˌatriˈcality, theˈatricalness n
theˈatrically adv

the•at•ri•cal

(θiˈæ trɪ kəl)

adj. Also, the•at′ric.
1. of or pertaining to the theater or dramatic presentations.
2. suggestive of the theater or of acting; artificial, spectacular, or extravagantly histrionic.
n.
3. theatricals, dramatic performances, esp. as given by amateurs.
4. a professional actor: a renowned family of theatricals.
[1550–60; < Late Latin theātric(us) (< Greek theātrikós; see theater, -ic) + -al1]
the•at′ri•cal•ism, n.
the•at`ri•cal′i•ty, n.
the•at′ri•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theatrical - a performance of a playtheatrical - a performance of a play    
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
matinee - a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)
Adj.1.theatrical - of or relating to the theater
2.theatrical - suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
untheatrical - not suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a well-written but untheatrical play"; "an untheatrical personality"

theatrical

adjective
1. dramatic, stage, Thespian, dramaturgical major theatrical productions
2. exaggerated, dramatic, melodramatic, histrionic, affected, camp (informal), mannered, artificial, overdone, unreal, pompous, stilted, showy, ostentatious, hammy (informal), ceremonious, stagy, actorly or actressy In a theatrical gesture he clamped his hand over his eyes.
exaggerated natural, unpretentious, simple, plain, straightforward, unaffected, unexaggerated

theatrical

adjective
1. Of or relating to drama or the theater:
2. Suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense:
noun
Overemotional exaggerated behavior calculated for effect.Used in plural:
Translations
مَسْرَحيمَسْرَحي، درامي
divadelníteatrální
sceniskteatralsk
színésziszínházi
leikhús-, leiklistar-tilgerîarlegur
divadelný
abartılıgösterişlitiyatro ile ilgili

theatrical

[θɪˈætrɪkəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= of the theatre) [production, performance, tradition] → teatral
the theatrical worldel mundo del teatro or de las tablas
she comes from a theatrical backgroundviene de un ambiente de teatro
2. (fig) [person, gesture, manner] → teatral, histriónico, teatrero
there was something very theatrical about himtenía un aire muy teatral
don't be so theatrical!¡no seas tan teatral or teatrero !, ¡no hagas tanto teatro!
B. theatricals NPLfunciones fpl teatrales

theatrical

[θiˈætrɪkəl] adj
(= relating to theatre) [performance, production, career] → théâtral(e)
theatrical company → compagnie f théâtrale, troupe f de théâtre
(= melodramatic) [gesture, manner, sigh] → théâtral(e)

theatrical

adj
Theater-; theatrical productionTheaterproduktion f
(pej) behaviour etctheatralisch; there was something very theatrical about himer hatte etwas sehr Theatralisches an sich
n theatricals
plTheaterspielen nt; most people have taken part in theatricalsdie meisten Menschen haben schon mal Theater gespielt

theatrical

[θɪˈætrɪkl] adj (also) (fig) → teatrale

theatre

(ˈθiətə) (American) theater noun
1. a place where plays, operas etc are publicly performed.
2. plays in general; any theatre. Are you going to the theatre tonight?
3. (also ˈoperating-theatre) a room in a hospital where surgical operations are performed. Take the patient to the theatre; (also adjective) a theatre nurse.
theˈatrical (-ˈӕ-) adjective
1. of theatres or acting. a theatrical performance/career.
2. (behaving) as if in a play; over-dramatic. theatrical behaviour.
theˈatrically adverb
theˌatriˈcality (θiatriˈkӕ-) noun
theˈatricals (-ˈӕ-) noun plural
dramatic performances. He's very interested in amateur theatricals.
the theatre
1. the profession of actors. He's in the theatre.
2. drama. His special interest is the theatre.
References in classic literature ?
For this new edition adds to the original merits of the work the very substantial charm of abundant illustrations, first-rate in subject and execution, and of three kinds--copper-plate likenesses of actors and other personages connected with theatrical history; a series of delicate, picturesque, highly detailed woodcuts of theatrical topography, chiefly the little old theatres; and, by way of tail-pieces to the chapters, a second series of woodcuts of a vigour and reality of information, within very limited compass, which make one think of Callot and the German [76] "little masters," depicting Garrick and other famous actors in their favourite scenes.
In the vignettes of the Bear-garden and the Swan Theatre, for instance, the artist has managed to throw over his minute plate a wonderful air of pleasantness, a light which, though very delicate, is very theatrical.
He came on the wings of disappointment, and with his head full of acting, for it had been a theatrical party; and the play in which he had borne a part was within two days of representation, when the sudden death of one of the nearest connexions of the family had destroyed the scheme and dispersed the performers.
At the upper end of the room, were a couple of boys, one of them very tall and the other very short, both dressed as sailors--or at least as theatrical sailors, with belts, buckles, pigtails, and pistols complete--fighting what is called in play-bills a terrific combat, with two of those short broad-swords with basket hilts which are commonly used at our minor theatres.
Pondering over a new form of theatrical attraction for the coming winter season, Francis had determined to revive the languid public taste for the ballet by means of an entertainment of his own invention, combining dramatic interest with dancing.
which denote the heroe's approach, he is generally ushered on the stage by a large troop of half a dozen scene-shifters; and how necessary these are imagined to his appearance, may be concluded from the following theatrical story:--
Vane glanced at her, and with one of those false theatrical gestures that so often become a mode of second nature to a stage-player, clasped her in her arms.
Philander and Gustavus, after having raised their reputation by their Performances in the Theatrical Line at Edinburgh, removed to Covent Garden, where they still exhibit under the assumed names of LUVIS and QUICK.
After the brilliant failure of his first theatrical venture, he dared not return to the lodging which he occupied in the Rue Grenier-sur-l'Eau, opposite to the Port-au-Foin, having depended upon receiving from monsieur the provost for his epithalamium, the wherewithal to pay Master Guillaume Doulx-Sire, farmer of the taxes on cloven-footed animals in Paris, the rent which he owed him, that is to say, twelve sols parisian; twelve times the value of all that he possessed in the world, including his trunk-hose, his shirt, and his cap.
Theatricals, hunting, and heaven knows what besides
He was always ready for any mischief, and took delight in getting up theatricals.
As he turned and closed the door -- in the instant when he lost sight of her -his disinclination to be associated with the private theatricals revived.