theatrics

[ thee-a-triks ]
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noun
  1. (used with a singular verb) the art of staging plays and other stage performances.

  2. (used with a plural verb) exaggerated, artificial, or histrionic mannerisms, actions, or words.

Origin of theatrics

1
1800–10; theatr(ic) + -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for theatrics

theatrics

/ (θɪˈætrɪks) /


noun(functioning as singular)
  1. the art of staging plays

  2. exaggerated mannerisms or displays of emotions

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