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Word: histrionic

Definition: theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior


Sentences Containing 'histrionic'

This blacksmith cub was there, and the histrionic poison entered his bones.
By and by he says: "But the histrionic muse is the darling.
Don't ever tell ME any more that a nigger ain't got any histrionic talent.

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