theatricalize

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Theatrical \The*at"ric*al\, adjective [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}, adverb

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

theatrical

adjective

1: of or relating to the theater

2: suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life" [ant: {untheatrical}]

noun

1: a performance of a play [syn: {theatrical performance}, {theatrical}, {representation}, {histrionics}]


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