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the·at·rics

 (thē-ăt′rĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The art of the theater.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Theatrical effects or mannerisms; histrionics.

theatrics

(θɪˈætrɪks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Theatre) the art of staging plays
2. exaggerated mannerisms or displays of emotions

the•at•rics

(θiˈæ trɪks)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the art of staging plays and other stage performances.
2. (used with a pl. v.) exaggerated, artificial, or histrionic mannerisms, actions, or words.
[1800–10]

theatrics

the art of the theater or of acting. — theatrical, n., adj.
See also: Drama
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theatrics

noun
Overemotional exaggerated behavior calculated for effect:
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theatrics

[θ ɪˈæ trɪks] NPL (fig) (pej) → teatro msg
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