Pronunciation: (thē-a'tri-kul), [key]
1. of or pertaining to the theater or dramatic presentations: theatrical performances.
2. suggestive of the theater or of acting; artificial, pompous, spectacular, or extravagantly histrionic: a theatrical display of grief.
a. dramatic performances, now esp. as given by amateurs.
b. artificial or histrionic actions.
2. a professional actor: a family of renowned theatricals.
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