theatricses

theatrics

[thee-a-triks]
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) the art of staging plays and other stage performances.
2.
(used with a plural verb) exaggerated, artificial, or histrionic mannerisms, actions, or words.

Origin:
1800–10; theatr(ic) + -ics

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theatrics (θɪˈætrɪks)
 
n
1.  the art of staging plays
2.  exaggerated mannerisms or displays of emotions

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