Definition of operatics in English:


Line breaks: op¦er|at¦ics
Pronunciation: /ɒpəˈratɪks


[often treated as singular]
  • 1The production or performance of operas.
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    • In his Who's Who entry, Mr Hughes lists his recreations as ‘music, amateur operatics, walking and reading’.
    • Her love for amateur operatics and dramatics has also led to fascinating work as a dresser for the Good Old Days, Opera North and the Northern Ballet.
    • ‘Pete’ explores the bizarre nature of operatics, in its short gestation it seems to dig into ‘Barber of Seville’ as done by Viv Stanshall in a parallel universe.
  • 2Theatrically exaggerated or overemotional behaviour.
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    • It's two-and-a-half hours of Cold War politics and recitative operatics!
    • Nicely enunciated and charming, between rock operatics and gut wrenching roars, this is quite a talent.
    • The cinematic fusion of Western urban action and Chinese fight operatics is further anchored by the charisma of mainland China real-life fighter and super-star Jet Li.

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