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. [1913 Webster]

No meretricious aid whatever has been called in -- no trick, no illusion of the eye, nothing theatrical. --R. Jefferies. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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