plural noun[often treated as singular]
1The production or performance of operas.
- 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.
- 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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