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  • adjective Not theatrical; mundane; not staged.

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  • adjective not suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater


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un- +‎ theatrical


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  • The only weak link is Alicia Keys's incidental music, which is untheatrical and repetitious.

    Guess Who's Coming to the Vineyard Terry Teachout 2011

  • At this level, the best riding performance is the efficient, untheatrical one that gets the job done.

    Zenyatta fairytale ends in tears as Mike Smith has Kentucky nightmare Greg Wood at Churchill Downs 2010

  • All of the poets — save, perhaps, Simic — spoke with the ease and eloquence of those who have spent years in the classroom; at points one did feel oneself in the presence of teachers, but mostly the tone was personal, autobiographical, untheatrical.

    Poets Forum (Part 1) : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation 2007

  • The new numbers that she's written for "9 to 5," sad to say, are slick and untheatrical.

    The End of a Long Wait 2009

  • Many of the recordings are more interesting for teaching value than listening value -- that is, they're great learning tools for anyone who is putting on one of these shows and wants to hear all the dance music et al, but many of them sound under-rehearsed and untheatrical.

    Little Red Hat Jaime J. Weinman 2009

  • But Mr. Pepys, whenever he committed any slight act of remissness, or any little peccadillo which was utterly and wholly untheatrical, used to comfort his conscience by recording a vow that he would abstain from the theatres for a certain time.

    Speeches: Literary and Social 2007

  • Mr. Keller is tall, thin, untheatrical and preoccupied with the cook's alchemical ability to transform food and turn it into visual art without ever losing fundamental tastes.

    Fat Chef, Thin Chef 2007

  • At the start of his latest narcissistic monologue, Morning, Noon, and Night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, the ex-radical stunned us all with the solemn, somewhat untheatrical announcement: "I will be signing copies of my book in the lobby after the show."

    And the Heilpern Awards For 1999 Theater Go to ��� 2000

  • He made curious, untheatrical gestures that seemed to have some kind of significance.

    Death of a Fool Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982 1956

  • Here you may read how, after the short agony of nerves was over, he faced death with a placid and untheatrical bravery, than which the long records of the scaffold show nothing finer.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914 Various


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