Definitions

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  • n. The histrionic art; stageplaying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The histrionic art; stageplaying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stroke of histrionic art; a theatrical effect.

Etymologies

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histrionic +‎ -ism

Examples

  • On the one hand, he considered it almost impossible for a woman to be so disingenuous; on the other hand, how could this girl have taught herself, in the solitude of a savage island, a species of histrionicism which women in London circles strove for years to acquire, and rarely acquired in any perfection?

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • It was all done with that air of quiet histrionicism, and with that sense of self-appreciation, which only the French can achieve in its perfection.

    The Cruise of the Jasper B.

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