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1. Of or relating to the theatre or actors.
2. Excessively flashy, exaggerated or fake; melodramatic, especially when intended to attract attention.
The wedding was extravagant and theatrical, and bridezilla gave murderous glares whenever something went wrong, as if marriage was a performance.

The news in the United States has become increasingly theatrical since Edward R Murrow covered Joseph McCarthy; just look at Glenn Beck.

"Keeping up with the Kardashians" and the "Real Housewives of..." are theatrical and delightfully trashy in their demanding histrionics.
by Lorelili July 28, 2011
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'Eric's a bit theatrical, I reckon'
'You mean he's a friend of dorothy?
'Yep. Backs to the wall.'
by gieowermitherin September 23, 2009
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