histrionic

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the stage; theatrical.

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Usage examples "histrionic":

  1. I have often wondered whether the extraordinary development of Wagner's histrionic faculty did not stand in some mysterious relation to the close sympathy which existed between him and that most consummate of all actors- the dog. - "Wagner's Tristan und Isolde", George Ainslie Hight.
  2. Edenborough smote his brow like a young man on the stage, but with a piteous spontaneity beyond all histrionic art. - "The Crime Doctor", Ernest William Hornung.
  3. Hence in their histrionic games of " pretending" it is but a very limited repertory of parts that they can take. - "Change in the Village", (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt.