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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.

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

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

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