histrionics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction his·tri·on·ics \ˌhi-strē-ˈä-niks\

Definition of histrionics

  1. 1 :  theatrical performances

  2. 2 :  deliberate display of emotion for effect was not moved by her histrionics

Origin and Etymology of histrionics

see histrionic


First Known Use: 1864

Other Performing Arts Terms


HISTRIONICS Defined for English Language Learners

histrionics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction his·tri·on·ics \ˌhi-strē-ˈä-niks\

Definition of histrionics for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that is too emotional or dramatic : histrionic behavior



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