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theatricalthe‧at‧ri‧cal /θiˈætrɪkəl/ ●○○ adjective  1 APTrelating to the performing of plays a Polish theatrical company2 SHOW OFFbehaving in a loud or very noticeable way that is intended to get people’s attention She gave a theatrical sigh.theatrically /-kli/ adverb
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theatricalHe was speaking in a stupid theatrical accent.Dance presentations, he felt, should be as theatrical as possible.Anyway, my father and his theatrical consortium have always been great fans of Trumpton.The costumes for Revelations were theatrical in their plainness.It lacks light and shade, the conviction and theatrical intensity that drives words straight into people's hearts.With Wagner the theatrical part of the programme reappears in a pure form.The restoration is subject to final approval by the city of Chicago, said Livent, a Toronto-based theatrical producer.theatrical skillsa theatrical troupe
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