- dramatic performances, now especially as given by amateurs.
- artificial or histrionic actions.
- a professional actor: a family of renowned theatricals.
Origin of theatrical
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2. exaggerated, melodramatic, stagy, extravagant.
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Examples from the Web for theatric
This action of the girl seemed a thought too opportune and much too theatric.The Tyranny of the Dark
Why not to Paris that her theatric gifts might receive training?Ghetto Comedies
In his theatric way he used to tell his intimates that he was haunted by all the Furies.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
It warmed my vanity to think of myself as clever in so theatric a rle as thief.I, Mary MacLane
On her face had been no theatric expression which would have warranted a close-up.The Law of Hemlock Mountain
- of or relating to the theatre or dramatic performances
- exaggerated and affected in manner or behaviour; histrionic
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Word Origin and History for theatric
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