Definition of theatrical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    theatrical

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//θiˈætrɪkl//
     
     
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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with the theater a theatrical agent
  2. 2(often disapproving) (of behavior) exaggerated in order to attract attention or create a particular effect a theatrical gesture
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NAmE//θiˈætrɪkli//
 
adverb Theatrically speaking, he was a genius. “What now?” she sighed theatrically.
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