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theatrical

the·at·ri·cal

theatrical

 
pronunciation:
thi ae trih kl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to dramatic performance or the theater.
The high school puts on two theatrical productions per year, usually one serious drama and one musical.
synonyms:
dramatic, dramaturgical
similar words:
acting, histrionic, thespian
definition 2: unnaturally extravagant in behavior and expression.
synonyms:
affected
similar words:
artificial, dramatic, false, flamboyant, forced, hammy, melodramatic, overblown, overwrought, unnatural
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) theatrical performances, esp. by amateurs.
synonyms:
performance, play, production
similar words:
drama
derivations: theatric (adj.), theatrically (adv.), theatricality (n.)
Word Parts
The word theatrical contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.