overplot

verb
over·​plot | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈplät How to pronounce overplot (audio) \
overplotted; overplotting

Definition of overplot

transitive + intransitive

: to plot (something) excessively especially : to devise an excessively complex or elaborate plot for (something, such as a story) overplot a novel a writer with a tendency to overplot

First Known Use of overplot

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Overplot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overplot. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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