over·​baked ˌō-vər-ˈbākt How to pronounce overbaked (audio)
: baked for too long or at too high a temperature
a dry, overbaked cookie
: elaborated or developed to the point of seeming artificial or contrived : overwrought
… beneath the slogging, overbaked narrative … is a nimbler, leaner story struggling to emerge.Arthur Krystal
… these slightly overbaked songs, in which elaborate production touches (strings, timpani-like drum flourishes) mask the band's three-chord limitations.Greg Kot

Examples of overbaked in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overbaked was in 1752

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“Overbaked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbaked. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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