hammy

adjective ham·my \ ˈha-mē \
Updated on: 6 Jan 2018

Definition of hammy

hammier; hammiest
: marked by exaggerated and usually self-conscious theatricality

hammily

play \ˈha-mə-lē\ adverb

hamminess

play \ˈha-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hammy in a Sentence

  1. a hammy singer whose overwrought renditions of love songs just beg listeners to cry

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First Known Use of hammy

1929



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