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 Emmys producers tried to play her off the stage, first with operatic music and then something more peppy. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2022 The Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier offers symphony concerts, operatic performances, chamber music, performances by young soloists as well as jazz, world music and electronic music. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 Germany is, on statistical grounds, the most operatic country on earth. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 Joshua Kosman has covered classical music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1988, reviewing and reporting on the wealth of orchestral, operatic, chamber and contemporary music throughout the Bay Area. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Aug. 2022 But the reappearance of Hank’s widow, Marie (Betsy Brandt), widens the story’s focus and reminds us of the operatic scale of destruction in Saul’s wake. Inkoo Kang, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2022 Walter White goes out in a blaze of glory, a testament to a series that operated on a near-operatic level of emotion and carnage so much of the time. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 16 Aug. 2022 Career ambition: Marketing/business, operatic performance. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 12 Aug. 2022 Here the appeal stems more from being giddily appalled at Miranda’s operatic condescension. Steven Oxman, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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15 Sep 2022

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“Operatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/operatic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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