Definition of THEATRICAL

given to or marked by attention-getting behavior suggestive of stage acting <after stepping out of their hired limousine, the prom couple made a theatrical entrance in their evening clothes>
Synonyms dramatic, hammy, histrionic, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey)
Antonyms undramatic
having the general quality or effect of a stage performance <in a very theatrical voice the actress announced to the gathering that she did not sign autographs>
Synonyms histrionic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), theatrical (also theatric)
Antonyms undramatic

Variants of THEATRICAL

theatrical also theatric

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