Definition of overact
1 : to act more than is necessary
2 : to overact a part
: to exaggerate in acting
overactionplay \-ˈak-shən\ noun
Examples of overact in a sentence
His tendency to overact made his performance less realistic.
First Known Use of overact
OVERACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overact for English Language Learners
: to show too much emotion when you are acting in a play, movie, etc.
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