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operatic

[ op-uh-rat-ik ]
/ ˌɒp əˈræt ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to opera: operatic music.
resembling or suitable for opera: a voice of operatic caliber.

noun

Usually operatics. (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. the technique or method of producing or staging operas.
  2. exaggerated or melodramatic behavior, often thought to be characteristic of operatic acting.

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Origin of operatic

1740–50; opera1 + -tic, after drama, dramatic

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British Dictionary definitions for operatic

operatic
/ (ˌɒpəˈrætɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to opera
histrionic or exaggerated

Derived forms of operatic

operatically, adverb
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