over·​ar·​range ˌō-vər-ə-ˈrānj How to pronounce overarrange (audio)
overarranged; overarranging

transitive + intransitive

: to overdo the arranging of (something)
always overarranges her hair
overarranged the background vocals
… the same old overrich, overarranged hotel food …Patricia Unterman
… it benefits from the band's not succumbing to the temptation to overarrange or complicate.John Atkins

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overarrange was in 1937

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“Overarrange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overarrange. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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