Definition of operatic in English:


Syllabification: op·er·at·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌäpəˈratik


  • 1Of, relating to, or characteristic of opera: operatic arias
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    • The concert includes Mozart's Requiem, Missa Brevis, operatic arias and music for the Christmas season.
    • Songs, arias, and operatic scenes are mixed together, and that works well too.
    • Italian solo cantatas of the late 17th and early 18th centuries contained arias on the operatic model.
  • 1.1Extravagantly theatrical; overly dramatic: she wrung her hands in operatic despair
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    • There is a mastery at work that elevates it from yet another crime caper to something almost operatic in scope.
    • His tempos were admirably unhurried - allowing the music to soar with almost operatic passion.
    • While operatic in scale, everything in Anderson's screenplay has a natural ebb and flow to it.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • We started discussing ideas from public life, government - things that I thought weren't very inspiring operatically.
  • Appropriately enough, the production goes operatically awry.
  • They could emote operatically and weep in the streets and threaten suicide.


mid 18th century: formed irregularly from opera1, on the pattern of words such as dramatic.

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