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English definition of “theatrical”


adjective (BEHAVIOUR)    /θiˈæt.rɪ.kəl/
describes behaviour that is not sincere and too extreme and that is intended to attract attention: a theatrical gestureAffected and insincere theatricality     /θiˌæt.rɪˈkæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Affected and insincereTheatre - general words theatrically     /-i/ adverb Affected and insincere
(Definition of theatrical adjective (BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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