- Usually operatics. (used with a singular or plural verb)
- the technique or method of producing or staging operas.
- exaggerated or melodramatic behavior, often thought to be characteristic of operatic acting.
Origin of operatic
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Examples from the Web for operatic
“I like the concept of this operatic violence,” Holland says.‘Rosemary’s Baby’: How NBC Gave Birth to a New Version of Roman Polanski’s Horror Classic
May 9, 2014
Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street is operatic in its unapologetic depravity.Our Pop Culture Wish List for 2014
December 30, 2013
So by now everyone knows that you hated Gatsby, “an operatic blunder,” as you called it.‘The Great Gatsby’ Debate: Is Baz Luhrmann’s Film Genius or Rubbish?
Marlow Stern, Isabel Wilkinson
May 11, 2013
With some of it, Michelle is right and the other part is the operatic thing.
It was diving into the operatic headfirst and that may have been a mistake.
For that one measure, his operatic fate was trembling in the balance.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
"And a good thing it was for the operatic stage," chuckled the man.Melomaniacs
She spoke the easy French of the boulevards, the easier Italian of the operatic stage.The Paliser case
Then there is Undine, but she only appears on the operatic stage, and that but rarely.From a Terrace in Prague
Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
Of the operatic fantasias there are perhaps a hundred or more.A Popular History of the Art of Music</p>
W. S. B. Mathews
- of or relating to opera
- histrionic or exaggerated
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Word Origin and History for operatic
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