Definitions for histrionicˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
his•tri•on•icˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk(adj.)
deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic in behavior or speech.
of or pertaining to actors or acting.
Origin of histrionic:
1640–50; < LL histrōnicus of actors
characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
"histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"
Of, or relating to actors or acting
Excessively dramatic or emotional, especially with the intention to draw attention.
Tainted with false and histrionic feeling. uE000147226uE001 De Quincey.
Origin: From histrionicus, from histrio.
alt. of Histrionical