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Meaning of THEATRICAL

Pronunciation:  thee'atrikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a performance of play
  2. [adj]  suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the theater
 

THEATRICAL is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: histrionic, histrionics, melodramatic, representation, showy, stagey, stagy, theatrical performance
 
 Antonyms: untheatrical
 
 See Also: matinee, performance, public presentation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\The*at"ric*al\, 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. -- {The*at`ri*cal"i*ty},
n. -- {The*at"ric*al*ly}, adv.

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

 

 

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