Examples of hammy in a Sentence
a hammy singer whose overwrought renditions of love songs just beg listeners to cry
Recent Examples of hammy from the Web
Translucent slices of delicately hammy Italian prosciutto or Spanish jamón serrano traditionally fill this space on the charcuterie board.
What makes The Twilight Zone so rich, and so necessary, isn’t its hammy narration or its uncanny visuals.
By reminding the audience that King’s Landing and Dragonstone are actually very close together, Game of Thrones actually tells us a lot without resorting to a bunch of hammy exposition.
Then the soloists pop out of their appropriate boxes on the confectioner’s shelf: Princess Tea Flower (Stella Abrera), Prince Coffee (Hallberg), Prince Cocoa (delightfully hammy Joseph Gorak) and Don Zucchero (Blaine Hoven).
Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken over Trump’s duties, which remain meager, hammy attempts to appear both fearsome and business-savvy.
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First Known Use of hammy
Synonymsdramatic, theatrical, histrionic, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey)
Related Wordsactorish, actorly, actressy; overacted, overdone, sensational, staged; conspicuous, elaborate, flamboyant, grandiose, ostentatious, showy; affected, artificial, exaggerated, mannered, pretentious, self-conscious, studied, unnatural
Near Antonymsnondramatic, nontheatrical, unaffected, underplayed, unpretentious; muted, restrained, subdued, toned (down); conservative, discreet, inconspicuous; modest, plain, quiet, simple
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