The*at"ric*al (?), a. [L. theatricus, Gr. .]

Of or pertaining to a theater, or to the scenic representations; resembling the manner of dramatic performers; histrionic; hence, artificial; as, theatrical performances; theatrical gestures.

-- The*at`ri*cal"i*ty (#), n. -- The*at"ric*al*ly (#), adv.

No meretricious aid whatever has been called in -- no trick, no illusion of the eye, nothing theatrical. R. Jefferies.

 

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