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.
- op·er·at·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·op·er·at·ic, adjective
- non·op·er·at·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·op·er·at·ic, adjective
- un·op·er·at·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use operatic in a sentence
Annette is an operatic tragedy written in big loops, as well as in some very repetitive songs.Annette Is Gorgeous to Look at But All the Wrong Kinds of Weird | Stephanie Zacharek | August 6, 2021 | Time
The operatic show was her first public performance, and she wore a golden mask in keeping with the flavor of the performance — à la Phantom of the Opera.
He’s a very over the top character, so when you write him, you always put restraint into your voice so he doesn’t come across as too operatic and mustache twirling.Here’s why the new ‘Mortal Kombat’ movie stars a new, original lead character | Gene Park | April 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Roberts also happens to be a trained operatic tenor who sits on the orchestra’s board of directors.Something to sing about: Shingle Mountain, a giant pile of pollution, finally gone | Darryl Fears | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Russell’s high-pitched vocals have a dipsy-doodle operatic quality, and he’s cute enough for the pages of Tiger Beat.The Sparks Brothers, a Sundance Delight, Tells the Grand Story of This Enduringly Enigmatic Art-Pop Duo | Stephanie Zacharek | February 3, 2021 | Time
“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 | Kevin Fallon | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street is operatic in its unapologetic depravity.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
With some of it, Michelle is right and the other part is the operatic thing.‘The Good Wife’: Creators Robert and Michelle King on the Season Finale, Alicia and Kalinda, and More | Jace Lacob | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was diving into the operatic headfirst and that may have been a mistake.‘The Good Wife’: Creators Robert and Michelle King on the Season Finale, Alicia and Kalinda, and More | Jace Lacob | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The page, the people, the pilgrim, and the astrologer again sing in a sort of operatic ensemble their various emotions.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
"Oh, that only shows you can't interpret operatic music," Rob replied, with a derisive grin.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
The operatic repertoire at that date consisted mostly of works by Bellini, Donizetti, and Mercadante.
There is only one road for a composer who desires to make a real name—the operatic stage.
Musard had a genius for making pot-pourris of operatic tunes and for introducing new effects, especially into dance music.Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
British Dictionary definitions for operatic
of or relating to opera
histrionic or exaggerated
- operatically, adverb
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