his·​tri·​on·​ics | \ ˌhi-strē-ˈä-niks How to pronounce histrionics (audio) \

Definition of histrionics

1 : theatrical performances
2 : deliberate display of emotion for effect was not moved by her histrionics

First Known Use of histrionics

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for histrionics

see histrionic

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The first known use of histrionics was in 1864

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English Language Learners Definition of histrionics

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

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