adjective Also the·at·ric.
- dramatic performances, now especially as given by amateurs.
- artificial or histrionic actions.
Origin of theatrical
Examples from the Web for theatrical
In reality,” Francis said, “theatrical severity and sterile pessimism are often symptoms of fear and insecurity.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He approaches the composition of a painting rather as a theatrical director might set the scene of a play.
No doubt Smith hopes to paint Glock as a monster once again, and the theatrical complaint pulls no punches.
The classic comedy Ghostbusters is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a theatrical re-release over Labor Day weekend.Viral Video of the Day: 'Ghostbusters' Gets the Lego Treatment|Alex Chancey|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We all brought the same excitement about the theatrical element of it.Kerry Washington’s Favorite ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Moments|Kerry Washington|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apart from theatrical representations and gladiatorial combats, the Romans had an inordinate passion for chariot races.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
There was often dryness in his handling, and something too much of the theatrical in his wrecks on rocky shores.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
And they go about like theatrical managers, distributing parts to each other.Plays by August Strindberg, Third Series|August Strindberg
It is the social lure as well as the theatrical appeal that brings the people there.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Matthew Carey introduced the third theatrical journal to the Philadelphians.