histrionics histrionics  /ˌhɪ stri ˈɑ nɪks/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a performance of a play
  2. (n) a deliberate display of emotion for effect

Usage(s):

  • The histrionics of the actor was ill tamed and left the audience squirming.

News

  • Amid madness and drama, 'Lucia' hits all the right notes

    Amid madness and drama, 'Lucia' hits all the right notes Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 3:20 pm, Friday, June 28, 2013 The only dramatic histrionics in Opera Saratoga's new production of "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opened Thursday night, are right where they belong — in the music ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "There was not shouting, table pounding or histrionics," said Daniel Fried, the top American diplomat for Europe.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Daniel Fried Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We theater folk have an unfortunate tendency toward offstage histrionics," says Keene during one of the play's more impassioned moments.
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Laura Keene Source: Washington Post

  3. "They want an end to the theatrical histrionics of political press conferences and partisan pinball," said Rell, who is not seeking re-election. "They want us to act like adults."
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Jodi Rell Source: BusinessWeek

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