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 theatrically
“The voices made me do it,” he said, and theatrically clutched both sides of his head.
And yet Kennedy did not theatrically utter a prayer—not as we acknowledge it these days.
The criticism is real and valid, but the sins exist on a spectrum between the technically critical and the theatrically hilarious.The Witty Genius of YouTube’s CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Your Favorite Movie|Rich Goldstein|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was consciously and theatrically done, an exaggeration of his bow in the dining room—not the right thing in the very least!The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
This stranger was of kingly appearance, of stately and commanding demeanour, and theatrically dressed.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2|Ferdinand Gregorovius
Her voice was theatrically deep and clear, and her manner vigorous and impressive.Harriet and the Piper|Kathleen Norris
Its reputation is as theatrically artificial as that of the New York Bowery.Nights in London|Thomas Burke
Massenet had brought fortunes to the Opra Comique through his immensely popular and theatrically effective operas.Great Singers on the Art of Singing|James Francis Cooke