Pronunciation: (thē-a'tri-kul),[key] —adj.Also,the•at'ric. 1. of or pertaining to the theater or dramatic presentations: theatrical performances. 2. suggestive of the theater or of acting; artificial, pompous, spectacular, or extravagantly histrionic: a theatrical display of grief.
—n. 1. theatricals, a. dramatic performances, now esp. as given by amateurs.
b. artificial or histrionic actions.
2. a professional actor: a family of renowned theatricals.