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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
theatricalsthe‧at‧ri‧cals /θiˈætrɪkəlz/ noun [plural]  1 APTperformances of plays amateur theatricals2 British English informalEMOTIONAL behaviour that is very loud and noticeable, and is intended to get people’s attention syn theatrics We can do without all these theatricals, Andrew!
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theatricalsWhen he had found her, on holiday in Bournemouth, she had been very keen on amateur theatricals.Some evenings they put on theatricals in the parlor, elaborate productions that required weeks of rehearsals.
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