op·​er·​at·​ic | \ ˌä-pə-ˈra-tik How to pronounce operatic (audio) \

Definition of operatic

1 : of or relating to opera
2 : grand, dramatic, or romantic in style or effect

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operatically \ ˌä-​pə-​ˈra-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce operatic (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of operatic in a Sentence

the fall of the scandal-ridden government seemed operatic in its scope and consequences
Recent Examples on the Web And the close-up shot of Sean’s face, with a single tear sliding down it, set to that operatic crescendo? Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 7 June 2021 Another aspect is the many operatic references in this piece. Beth Wood Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2021 The love triangle between composers Clara Schumann, her husband, Robert, and Johannes Brahms is one of classical music’s more, well, operatic episodes. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, 4 June 2021 Heists and society balls and operatic plot twists ensue. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 2 June 2021 This emotional aria -- an operatic piece -- will premiere on June 19 during an online musical event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, organized by the Harlem Chamber Players, Harlem Stage and Harlem School of the Arts. Aj Willingham, CNN, 30 May 2021 Gorgeous costumes, lush lighting and inventive choreography provide a visual feast in this dance show, augmented by operatic soprano Gabriella Juliet and Noel Garcia, whose upper range amazes. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 27 May 2021 And Those Who Wish Me Dead (out Friday) is the sort of film that a decade or two ago probably would have dropped into her catalogue without a ripple: violent, operatic, and cheerfully illogical, a hambone thriller waiting to fulfill its VOD destiny. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 12 May 2021 And if New York voters still crave operatic excess from their public officials, that quality is abundantly available in Albany with the trials, tribulations, and lavish book advances of Andrew Cuomo. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of operatic

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for operatic

opera entry 2 + -atic, probably after dramatic

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The first known use of operatic was in 1749

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11 Jun 2021

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“Operatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/operatic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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