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 theatricality
I think the story feels so real to people that despite its theatricality and surrealism, they often dwell on the realism.Rebecca Miller on Broadway’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ Revival|Rebecca Miller|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What it did do, however, was remind everyone what fashion was before it became thick with theatricality and flamboyance.
To add to the theatricality, actors are engaged to entertain guests with performances of the most offending passages.
He knew that he had to live that kiss down, and to live down also the charge of theatricality.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
Your credentials,” he added with a touch of theatricality, “will consist of a single word.The International Spy|Allen Upward
And because of this theatricality in Gaston's attitude, she lost something of the fullness of joy of this supreme moment.Petticoat Rule|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Genius lies in the instincts; goodness too; all consciousness is theatricality.Philosophy and The Social Problem|Will Durant
And neither had any of that theatricality which demands gestures and facial expression.Ann Veronica|H. G. Wells