theatricality


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theatricality - an artificial and mannered quality
artificiality - the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

theatricality

noun
Showy mannerisms and behavior:
Translations
التَّصَرُّف المَسْرَحي المُتَكَلَّف
teatrálnost
dramadramatik
színpadiasság
tilgerî, leikaraskapur
teatrálnosť
abartılı şekilde

theatricality

[θɪˌætrɪˈkælɪtɪ] Nteatralidad f

theatricality

ntheatralische Art

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.
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