- 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 operatically
It was in Paris that the first attempt was made to treat "Don Juan" operatically.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Such is Giacomo Puccini, who is operatically the man of the moment.Giacomo Puccini
During our entire garden interview (operatically speaking, the garden-scene), the President was not smoking.Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character
Charles Dudley Warner
- of or relating to opera
- histrionic or exaggerated
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Word Origin and History for operatically
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