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Meaning of HISTRIONIC

Pronunciation:  `histree'ânik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"
 

HISTRIONIC is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: melodramatic, theatrical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\His`tri*on"ic\, Histrionical \His`tri*on"ic*al\, a.
[L. histrionicus: cf. F. histronique. See {Histrion}.]
Of or relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a
theatre; theatrical; -- sometimes in a bad sense. --
{His`tri*on"ic*al*ly}, adv.

      Tainted with false and histrionic feeling. --De
                                               Quincey.

 
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