[ ak-truh-see ]
/ ˈæk trə si /
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self-consciously stagy in style or manner; exaggeratedly theatrical: an actressy reading that distorted the character of Ophelia.
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Mrs. Lynde said she was very pretty but kind of actressy looking, and must have been an awful lot younger than father.Anne Of Avonlea|Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for actressy
/ (ˈæktrɪsɪ) /
exaggerated and affected in manner; theatrical
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