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histrionic

histrionic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word histrionic

Definition
(adj) characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
Synonyms : melodramatic
Example Sentence
  • histrionic gestures
  • an attitude of melodramatic despair
  • a theatrical pose

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for histrionic

histrionic-- sounds like history. We find that most of the plays performed on stage in the theatre are from history, hence the name histrionic, theatrical.
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by varunrocks

Sounds like "hysteria-onic". Hysteria means a state of extreme emotion, same as histrionics.
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by mohanster

history + tonic: After driniking history tonic he was over acting.
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by mvkinfo

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