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theatricaladjective

 us   /θiˈæ·trɪ·kəl/
of or relating to the public performance of plays: theatrical performances
Theatrical also means intended to attract attention, as if acting in a play: He threw out both arms to greet me in a theatrical gesture.
(Definition of theatrical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"theatrical" in British English

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theatricaladjective

uk   /θiˈæt.rɪ.kəl/  us   /θiˈæt.rɪ.kəl/
  • 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.ə.ti/  us   /θiˌæt.rɪˈkæl.ə.t̬i/
theatrically
adverb uk   /θiˈæt.rɪ.kəl.i/  us   /θiˈæt.rɪ.kəl.i/
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