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histrionics

his·tri·on·ics

histrionics

pronunciation:
hI stri a nihks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. used with a pl. verb) overly dramatic, emotional, or affected behavior.
definition 2: (used with a sing. verb) acting and the techniques of acting.
similar words:
acting
Word Parts
The word histrionics contains the following part:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology