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theatricalism

[thee-a-tri-kuh-liz-uh m] /θiˈæ trɪ kəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
conduct suggesting theatrical actions or mannerisms, especially of an extravagant or exhibitionist sort.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; theatrical + -ism
Related forms
semitheatricalism, noun
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  • As his own choreographer, he weaves dance into action with subtlety and flaring theatricalism.
  • No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative.

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