- theatricals; dramatics
- an artificial or affected manner, display of emotion, etc.; melodramatics
- (used with a pl. verb) Theatrical arts or performances.
- (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect.
A composite spring, used especially in automotive suspensions, consisting of several layers of flexible metallic strips joined to act as a single unit.
- Do not confuse histrionics with hysterics.
See the etymology of histrionic.