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Definition of "stagy" [sta•gy]

  • Having a theatrical, especially an artificial or affected, character or quality. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stagy" in a sentence
  • "It is all very "stagy" -- but, since it exists, can hardly be called unreal."
  • "Also it's one of the few Minnelli CinemaScope movies where he really seems at ease with the wide screen; maybe because the film is kind of stagy-looking, the proscenium shape of the screen actually works and leads to great effects like the three-person shot that opens "Thank Heaven For Little Girls.""
  • "Forsooth! then you set a kind of stagy, theatrical tone for the book."