What does histrionic mean?

Definitions for histrionicˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Histrionic

    -al, his-tri-on′ik, -al, adj. relating to the stage or stage-players: befitting a theatre: feigned.—ns. His′trio, His′trion, a stage-player.—adv. Histrion′ically.—ns. Histrion′icism, His′trionism, the acts or practice of stage-playing or of pantomime.—n.pl. Histrion′ics, play-acting.—v.i. His′trionise, to act, play a part. [L. histrionicushistrio, an actor, primary form hister, a player.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of histrionic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of histrionic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of histrionic

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Translations for histrionic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • histriònicCatalan, Valencian
  • theatralisch, pathetisch, schauspielerisch, SchauspielGerman
  • histriónicoSpanish
  • teatraalinen, huomionkipeä, -mainen, näyttävä, näyttelijäFinnish
  • histrionique, théâtralFrench
  • uppgerðarlegur, tilgerðarlegur, leiklist, leikaralegurIcelandic
  • theatraal, pathetischDutch
  • неестественный, сценический, актёрский, театральный, напыщенныйRussian
  • teatraliskSwedish
  • 戏剧性Chinese

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