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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Theatrical  \The*at"ric*al\,  a.  [L.  theatricus  Gr  ?.] 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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},  {histrionics}] 

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