Definition of theatrics in English:

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theatrics

Pronunciation: /THēˈatriks/

plural noun

1Dramatic performances.
Example sentences
  • All in all the Wild West Show promises plenty of theatrics and high drama all making for a very enjoyable evening in Tullow's town square.
  • The spectacular theatrics of Gabriel's stage show attracted acclaim all over the world and were filmed for his new DVD.
  • Social life included dinner parties, balls, amateur theatrics, and occasional church services.
1.1Excessively emotional and dramatic behavior: stop your theatrics
More example sentences
  • While the sense of drama and theatrics might appeal to him, it does a disservice to his ministers and the country at large.
  • I do believe that you are attracted to some of the role playing and theatrics that come with it, and I think you might even find that part sexually rewarding.
  • It is not just what was said, but what was implied - a spectacular example of highly sophisticated and manipulative political theatrics.

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Syllabification: the·at·rics

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