Theatricals The*at"ric*als, n. pl. Dramatic performances; especially, those produced by amateurs. [1913 Webster]

Such fashionable cant terms as `theatricals,' and `musicals,' invented by the flippant Topham, still survive among his confraternity of frivolity. --I. Disraeli. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • theatricals — [thē a′tri kəlz] pl.n. performances of stage plays, esp. by amateurs * * * …   Universalium

  • theatricals — [thē a′tri kəlz] pl.n. performances of stage plays, esp. by amateurs …   English World dictionary

  • Theatricals — Infobox Book | name = Theatricals author = Henry James country = United Kingdom language = English genre = Plays publisher = Osgood, McIlvane Co., London release date = 9 June 1894 media type = Print pages = 325 Theatricals is a book of two plays …   Wikipedia

  • theatricals — the|at|ri|cals [θiˈætrıkəlz] n [plural] 1.) performances of plays ▪ amateur theatricals 2.) BrE informal behaviour that is very loud and noticeable and is intended to get people s attention American Equivalent: theatrics ▪ We can do without all… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • theatricals — noun (plural) 1 BrE informal deliberately emotional behaviour so that people will notice you: We can do without all these theatricals, Andrew! 2 performances of plays: amateur theatricals …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • theatricals — noun histrionics …   Wiktionary

  • theatricals — the|at|ri|cals [ θi ætrıklz ] noun plural 1. ) performances in a theater 2. ) emotional behavior …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • theatricals — n. amateurish plays …   English contemporary dictionary

  • theatricals — theatrical performances or behaviour. → theatrical …   English new terms dictionary

  • theatricals — n. pl. Dramatic performances …   New dictionary of synonyms

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