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operatic

[op-uh-rat-ik] /ˌɒp əˈræt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to opera:
operatic music.
2.
resembling or suitable for opera:
a voice of operatic caliber.
noun
3.
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
1740-1750
1740-50; opera1 + -tic, after drama, dramatic
Related forms
operatically, adverb
nonoperatic, adjective
nonoperatically, adverb
unoperatic, adjective
unoperatically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un-operatic

operatic

/ˌɒpəˈrætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to opera
2.
histrionic or exaggerated
Derived Forms
operatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un-operatic

operatic

adj.

1749, from opera on model of dramatic.

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