Definitions for Theatricalθiˈæ trɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

the•at•ri•calθiˈæ trɪ kəl(adj.)the•at′ric.

  1. of or pertaining to the theater or dramatic presentations.

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  2. suggestive of the theater or of acting; artificial, spectacular, or extravagantly histrionic.

  3. (n.)theatricals, dramatic performances, esp. as given by amateurs.

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  4. a professional actor:

    a renowned family of theatricals.

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Origin of theatrical:

1550–60; < LL theātric(us) (< Gk theātrikós; see theater , -ic ) + -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionics(adj)

    a performance of a play

  2. theatrical(adj)

    of or relating to the theater

  3. theatrical(adj)

    suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater

    "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. theatrical(adjective)θiˈæ trɪ kəl

    relating to the theater

    theatrical performances

  2. theatricalθiˈæ trɪ kəl

    (of behavior) exaggerated and attracting attention

    his theatrical crying


  1. theatrical(Noun)

    A stage performance, especially one by amateurs.

  2. theatrical(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the theatre.

  3. theatrical(Adjective)

    Fake and exaggerated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theatrical(adj)

    of or pertaining to a theater, or to the scenic representations; resembling the manner of dramatic performers; histrionic; hence, artificial; as, theatrical performances; theatrical gestures


  1. Theatrical

    Theatrical was an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1987 Breeders' Cup Turf and was a successful sire.

Translations for Theatrical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of theatres or acting

a theatrical performance/career.

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