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Meaning of theatrical by Wiktionary Dictionary

theatrical


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /θiˈæt.ɹɪ.kəl/, X-SAMPA: /Ti"{t.rI.k@l/

    Adjective

    theatrical ( comparative more theatrical, superlative most theatrical )

    1. Of or relating to the theatre.
    2. Fake and exaggerated .

    Noun

    theatrical ( plural: theatricals )

    1. A stage performance, especially one by amateurs .


Explanation of theatrical by Wordnet Dictionary

theatrical


    Adjective
    1. suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater

    2. a theatrical pose
      one of the most theatrical figures in public life
    3. of or relating to the theater

    Noun
    1. a performance of a play



    Definition of theatrical by GCIDE Dictionary

    theatrical


    1. Theatrical a. [L. theatricus, Gr. ] Of or pertaining to a theater, or to the scenic representations; resembling the manner of dramatic performers; histrionic; hence, artificial; as, “theatrical performances; theatrical gestures”. -- Theatricality n. -- Theatrically adv.

      No meretricious aid whatever has been called in -- no trick, no illusion of the eye, nothing theatrical. R. Jefferies.