un-operatically

operatic

[op-uh-rat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining 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)
a.
the technique or method of producing or staging operas.
b.
exaggerated or melodramatic behavior, often thought to be characteristic of operatic acting.

Origin:
1740–50; opera1 + -tic, after drama, dramatic

operatically, adverb
nonoperatic, adjective
nonoperatically, adverb
unoperatic, adjective
unoperatically, adverb
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operatic (ˌɒpəˈrætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to opera
2.  histrionic or exaggerated
 
oper'atically
 
adv

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operatic
1749, from opera on model of dramatic.
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