operatic

adjective op·er·at·ic \ ˌä-pə-ˈra-tik \
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of operatic

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

operatically

play \ˌä-pə-ˈra-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of operatic in a Sentence

  1. the fall of the scandal-ridden government seemed operatic in its scope and consequences

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Origin and Etymology of operatic

2opera + -atic, probably after dramatic



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