Definitions for histrionicˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

his•tri•on•icˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic in behavior or speech.

  2. of or pertaining to actors or acting.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of histrionic:

1640–50; < LL histrōnicus of actors


Princeton's WordNet

  1. histrionic, melodramatic(adj)

    characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

    "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"


  1. histrionic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to actors or acting

  2. histrionic(Adjective)

    Excessively dramatic or emotional, especially with the intention to draw attention.

    Tainted with false and histrionic feeling. uE000147226uE001 De Quincey.

  3. Origin: From histrionicus, from histrio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Histrionic(adj)

    alt. of Histrionical


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