Definition of Theatricality

1. Noun. An artificial and mannered quality.

Exact synonyms: Staginess
Generic synonyms: Artificiality
Derivative terms: Stagy, Theatrical, Theatrical



Definition of Theatricality

1. Noun. theatrical behaviour and mannerisms ¹

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Definition of Theatricality

1. [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theatricality

theatrical film
theatrical performance
theatrical poster
theatrical producer
theatrical production
theatrical prop
theatrical role
theatrical season
theatricalise
theatricalised
theatricalises
theatricalising
theatricalism
theatricalisms
theatricalities
theatricality (current term)
theatricalization
theatricalize
theatricalized
theatricalizes
theatricalizing
theatrically
theatricalness
theatricals
theatrick
theatrics
theatrocracy
theatromania
theatrophobia
theatrophone

Literary usage of Theatricality

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1. The Path of the Modern Russian Stage: And Other Essays by Alexander Bakshy (1918)
"But it will be asked whether this strange " theatricality," which seems to have been so ... The answer is that there is theatricality and theatricality. ..."

2. Witnesses of the Light: Being the William Belden Noble Lectures for 1903 by Washington Gladden (1903)
"There, the murder is out; and if there be any one who cannot esteem a character tainted with theatricality, why then he must leave Victor Hugo unhonored. ..."

3. The New Movement in the Theatre by Sheldon Cheney (1914)
"The younger men who have worked with him necessarily have suffered from this taint of theatricality. Thus one may trace the faults as well as the virtues of ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
".His irreverence, his contempt for propriety, his oj>en-mouthed egotism, his language about women, his theatricality, may not now shock all Englishmen as ..."

5. Poetry and Prose: Being Essays on Modern English Poetry by Adolphus Alfred Jack (1912)
"The theatricality continues, but the drama is now no longer Childe Harold, ... He was not careful to distinguish between a theatricality almost pure and a ..."

6. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"Carlyle, Fr. Her., Pt. II. Bk. I. ch. ix. Its exaggeration, its theatricality, were especially calculated to catch the eye of a boy.—C'. ..."

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