theatrics

[ thee-a-triks ]
/ θiˈæ trɪks /

noun

(used with a singular verb) the art of staging plays and other stage performances.
(used with a plural verb) exaggerated, artificial, or histrionic mannerisms, actions, or words.

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Origin of theatrics

1800–10; theatr(ic) + -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for theatrics

theatrics
/ (θɪˈætrɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the art of staging plays
exaggerated mannerisms or displays of emotions
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