operatic

[op-uh-rat-ik]
noun
  1. 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.

Origin of operatic

1740–50; opera1 + -tic, after drama, dramatic
Related formsop·er·at·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·op·er·at·ic, adjectivenon·op·er·at·i·cal·ly, adverbun·op·er·at·ic, adjectiveun·op·er·at·i·cal·ly, adverb
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operatic

adjective
  1. of or relating to opera
  2. histrionic or exaggerated
Derived Formsoperatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for operatically

operatic

adj.

1749, from opera on model of dramatic.

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