Definition of theatricality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//θiˌætrɪˈkæləti//
; NAmE NAmE//θiˌætrɪˈkæləti//
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the exaggerated quality of something that is intended to attract attention or create a particular effect The speech reflected his love of theatricality and rhetoric. I was fascinated by the theatricality of the event.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: theatricality