The·at·ric·al a. 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. -- The*at*ri*cal*i*ty n. -- The*at*ric*al*ly adv.
No meretricious aid whatever has been called in -- no trick, no illusion of the eye, nothing theatrical. --R. Jefferies.
adj 1: of or relating to the theater
2: suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a
theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in
public life" [ant: untheatrical]
n : a performance of play [syn: theatrical performance, representation,