Definition of theatrical:
theater, dramatic, surprise, dark, style, theatrics, farcical, tragic, opposite, representation, melodrama, histrionic, dramaturgic, histrionical, showy, ceremonious, theatric, spectacular, vaudeville, operatic, feelings, sensational, hammy, professional, on, Thespian, performing arts, amateur, melodramatics, comic, excite, meretricious, agency, treacly, melodramatic, schmaltzy, dramaturgical, histrionics, hysterics, theatrical performance, maudlin, mawkish, theatricals, delegacy, rep, in, go up, stagey, method acting, stagy, acting, mental representation, touring, superficial, internal representation, sentimental.
pretentious (part of speech: adjective)
- "Torchy, Private Sec.", Sewell Ford.
- "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- "A Boy's Voyage Round the World", The Son of Samuel Smiles.