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 (thē-ăt′rĭ-kəl) also the·at·ric (-rĭk)
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.
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.
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Adv.1.theatrically - in a stagy and theatrical manner; "`I cannot show my face at her house,' he declared theatrically"
2.theatrically - in a theatrical manner; "theatrically dressed"
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[θɪˈætrɪkəlɪ] ADV
1. (Theat) [accomplished, effective] → desde el punto de vista teatral
2. (= exaggeratedly) → de manera teatral
he groaned theatricallysoltó un gemido teatralgimió de manera teatral


schauspielerisch; theatrically it was a disastervom Theaterstandpunkt war das eine Katastrophe
(pej) behave, speaktheatralisch


(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 ?
As if," declaimed Agatha theatrically, "increase of appetite did grow by what it fed on.
He strode theatrically up to our table and addressing me as "Young Ulysses" proposed I should go outside on the fields of asphalt and help him gather a few marguerites to decorate a truly infernal supper which was being organized across the road at the Maison Doree - upstairs.
The suggestion of this headdress, which gave her what was then called a "Josephine look," was carried out in the cut of the dark blue velvet gown rather theatrically caught up under her bosom by a girdle with a large old-fashioned clasp.
Balashev was only two horses' length from the equestrian with the bracelets, plunies, necklaces, and gold embroidery, who was galloping toward him with a theatrically solemn countenance, when Julner, the French colonel, whispered respectfully: "The King of Naples
After that affair with the officer, Nicholas Pavlovich said nothing to Kasatsky, but when the latter approached he waved him away theatrically, frowned, shook his finger at him, and afterwards when leaving, said: 'Remember that I know everything.
He tacked a score of feet from the wharf, waved his hand theatrically, like a knight about to enter the lists, received a hearty cheer in return, and stood away into the Straits for a couple of hundred yards.
She threw herself theatrically on her knees before Julius.
Nor was this all, for the elder Master Crummles was going through a similar ceremony with Smike; while Master Percy Crummles, with a very little second-hand camlet cloak, worn theatrically over his left shoulder, stood by, in the attitude of an attendant officer, waiting to convey the two victims to the scaffold.
He turned at the corner of the street, and waved his hand, and then struck it theatrically on his breast.
In the ensuing battle scene, episodes of sword fighting, cannon shots, and machine gun warfare have a surging momentum that is theatrically exciting.
Obviously, we laid the groundwork well in high school and it serves him well both theatrically and with his Elvis performances.
The Saw/Saw II auction and sale has already brought in more than $220,000 - just one more milestone for the Twisted Pictures/Lions Gate distributed Saw movies that cost a combined $4 million to make and to date have theatrically grossed more than $250 million worldwide.