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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 ?
Sometimes at night she was quite beside herself with the thought, but when she tried to talk of the matter to the members of the theatrical companies that came to Winesburg and stopped at her father's hotel, she got nowhere.
IN LINCOLN THE BEST part of the theatrical season came late, when the good companies stopped off there for one-night stands, after their long runs in New York and Chicago.
Here, it is true, were none of the appliances which popular merriment would so readily have found in the England of Elizabeth's time, or that of James -- no rude shows of a theatrical kind; no minstrel, with his harp and legendary ballad, nor gleeman with an ape dancing to his music; no juggler, with his tricks of mimic witchcraft; no Merry Andrew, to stir up the multitude with jests, perhaps a hundred years old, but still effective, by their appeals to the very broadest sources of mirthful sympathy.
For I never care to do a thing in a quiet way; it's got to be theatrical or I don't take any interest in it.
But the weirdest effect, and the most enchanting is that produced by the diffused light of the low afternoon sun; no single ray is able to pierce its way in, then, but the diffused light takes color from moss and foliage, and pervades the place like a faint, greet-tinted mist, the theatrical fire of fairyland.
Still, he was sufficiently touched by his aunt's grief to long to rush out from under the bed and overwhelm her with joy -- and the theatrical gorgeousness of the thing appealed strongly to his nature, too, but he re- sisted and lay still.
The accused, who was (and who knew he was) being mentally hanged, beheaded, and quartered, by everybody there, neither flinched from the situation, nor assumed any theatrical air in it.
Wopsle said grace with theatrical declamation - as it now appears to me, something like a religious cross of the Ghost in Hamlet with Richard the Third - and ended with the very proper aspiration that we might be truly grateful.
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.
In order to prevent the water surrounding the building-operations from remaining in immediate contact with the walls supporting the whole of the theatrical machinery, the architect was obliged to build a double case in every direction.
The geniality, as was the way of the man, was somewhat theatrical to the eye; but it reposed on genuine feeling.
To his utter amazement, he recognised Passepartout, despite his theatrical disguise.