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operatic

Line breaks: op¦er|at¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɒpəˈratɪk
 
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Definition of operatic in English:

adjective

1Relating to or characteristic of opera: operatic arias
More example sentences
  • 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; histrionic: she wrung her hands in operatic despair
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

operatically

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adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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