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theatrical

adjective uk   us   /θiˈæt.rɪ.kəl/

theatrical adjective (PERFORMING ARTS)

belonging or relating to the theatre, or to the performance or writing of plays, opera, etc.: theatrical make-up

theatrical adjective (BEHAVIOUR)

Theatrical behaviour is not sincere and too extreme and that is intended to attract attention: a theatrical gesture
theatricality
noun [U] uk   /θiˌæt.rɪˈkæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
theatrically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
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