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theatrical
American English: /θiˈætrək(ə)l/
British English: /θɪˈatrɪk(ə)l/

Translation of theatrical in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1
    (debut/event/circles)
    have you any theatrical experience?
    ¿ha hecho teatro antes?
    ¿tiene experiencia teatral?
    Example sentences
    • To some, he is a theatrical god, to others, an egotistical showman.
    • He has recently performed in successful theatrical productions of Beau Brummel and Sleuth in the West End.
    • Fair enough, he criticises the theatrical performance, the acting, the drama, the setting.
    1.2 (exaggerated)
    (manner/gesture/person)
    don't be so theatrical about it
    no hagas tanto teatro
    Example sentences
    • He opted for a strong theatrical style, exaggerating every tone and gesture and playing with great energy and ebullience.
    • Perhaps the music is theatrical and dramatic, and that is what it's all about.
    • Her interpretations are dramatic, even theatrical, but never ‘over the top’.

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