[ op-uh-rat-ik ]
/ ˌɒp əˈræt ɪk /


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


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 forms

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British Dictionary definitions for operatically


/ (ˌɒpəˈrætɪk) /


of or relating to opera
histrionic or exaggerated

Derived Forms

operatically, adverb
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