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overact

overact

verb over·act \ˌō-vər-ˈakt\

: to show too much emotion when you are acting in a play, movie, etc.

Full Definition of OVERACT

intransitive verb
1
:  to act more than is necessary
2
:  to overact a part
transitive verb
:  to exaggerate in acting
over·ac·tion \-ˈak-shən\ noun

Examples of OVERACT

  1. His tendency to overact made his performance less realistic.

First Known Use of OVERACT

1611

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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