As a result he was but histrionically master of himself when the Countess Livia or the nimbus of the lady appeared in the room.
But histrionically it must be confessed that things dragged a little.
True, she could act; she had been told by many a great impressario that histrionically she had no peer in grand opera.
That it be seriously done with a real intention of doing the thing, and not histrionically, ludicrously, or in jest.
"theatrical" (figuratively, "hypocritical"), 1640s, from Latin histrionicus "pertaining to an actor," from histrio (genitive histrionis) "actor," said to be of Etruscan origin. The literal sense in English is from 1759.