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Definitions of theatrical

  1.   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.
  2.   Theatrically.
  3.   suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; " a theatrical pose"; " one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
  4.   Of or pertaining to a theater or a dramatic performance; suitable in style or manner for the stage; affectedly emotional; hence, artificial or false.
  5.   Theatric.
  6.   Pert. to a theatre; resembling the manner of dramatic performers; calculated for display.
  7.   a performance of play
  8.   Dramatic performance, especially by amateurs. Also.
  9.   Pertaining to a theatre or to scenic representations; resembling the manner of dramatic performers; suited to the stage.

Antonyms for theatrical

catatonic, unexceptional, restrained, numb, subdued, expressionless, unspectacular, matter of fact, uninspiring, quiet, muted, underplayed, monotonous, commonplace, nondramatic, unpretentious, untheatrical, undramatic, conservative, simple, discreet, stolid, unaffected, vacant, ordinary, plain, unrewarding, stale, deadpan, inconspicuous, uneventful, modest, inexpressive, blank, common, toned, unexciting, unsensational, empty.

Quotes of theatrical

  1. At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun. – Rene Auberjonois
  2. He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn't really like the shorter film. – Bille August
  3. There is something about New York City that in and of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think... I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage. – Dabney Coleman
  4. Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don't know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical – David Lloyd
  5. David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style. – Lance Loud
  6. Characterization is integral to the theatrical experience. – Robert Ludlum
  7. I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree. – Bela Lugosi
  8. Well, we have theatrical parties. It's not me singing. People like to get up and jam on the piano. – Liza Minnelli
  9. Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical – Dylan Moran
  10. Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature. – Camille Paglia
  11. We did a different show every night. We'd open a show, and then two weeks later we'd open the next show. And two weeks later we'd open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I'd ever had in my theatrical life. – Mandy Patinkin
  12. I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way. – Julie Taymor
  13. My family is very theatrical – Debra Wilson
  14. And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession. – Florenz Ziegfeld
  15. It's a blast to watch. It's a lot more interesting live than it is on record. I mean, it really is a theatrical event. It's a sporting event! Cause you never know what's gonna happen. – John Zorn

Usage examples for theatrical

  1. “ Anne was going on to a birthday supper at Mrs. Dennis Sutherland's house in Kensington, to which many theatrical friends had been bidden. ” – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  2. The prolonged theatrical crisis now prevailing throughout Europe speaks in favour of such a supposition, as well as the fact that, in the civilised countries producing the greatest thinkers of the age, namely, England and Germany, the drama is as dead as are most of the other fine arts. ” – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  3. In answer to my question he lifted the lid of the box and tipped its contents into the palm of his hand, which he held towards me in a theatrical fashion. ” – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  4. She had never seen anything so theatrical as his movement, and the twitching of his face. ” – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  5. Yet he never obtained any theatrical success equal to that which rewarded the exertions of some men far inferior to him in general powers. ” – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  6. Both these had excellent runs for their day, and she obtained a firm footing in the theatrical world. ” – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  7. Society, you know, is a great force in theatrical matters; and if Silviane has society with her, her triumph is certain." ” – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  8. At will he could tune in a theatrical performance of talking pictures. ” – The Airlords of Han by Philip Francis Nowlan
  9. “ " I hate theatrical people," Carrie declared. ” – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  10. “ " Once for all, I decline to believe such theatrical rubbish! ” – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  11. “ To what theatrical representations are they not taken? ” – Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 by William Walton
  12. The story was dramatized in London, and in it the Kendalls scored a great theatrical success. ” – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  13. Our theatrical friends the police, he said, are going to enjoy this. ” – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. The Yankees are a theatrical people. ” – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  15. It would be too theatrical – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. “ I thought he was travelling with a theatrical company. ” – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  17. You know how interest is worked up in the theatrical business by judicious puffing in the papers, and I imagine African exploration requires much the same treatment. ” – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  18. His departure for the Far East was theatrical – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  19. It isn't usual, you know- outside the theatrical world, perhaps. ” – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford