overproduced

adjective

over·​pro·​duced ˌō-vər-prə-ˈdüst How to pronounce overproduced (audio)
-prō-,
-ˈdyüst
1
: having been excessively altered, refined, or embellished during production
a flashy, overproduced film
There is a kind of elemental vigor in film noir that loses its vitality when a movie is overproduced.James Greenberg
2
: having been produced in excess of market demand
a surplus of overproduced garments

Examples of overproduced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In music, machine learning has made headlines for replicating Drake—our most algorithmic star already—and for plopping John Lennon into an overproduced modern rock song. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2023 For overproduced professionals in sectors like academia, yoked by their credentials to a narrower (if usually more desirable) job pool, that’s less of an option. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 1 May 2023 In the overproduced and hypermanicured world of social media, a unique prospect in the form of an app that focuses on authenticity is making waves and taking hold across college campuses — BeReal. Ben Goggin, NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 Almost every concept that graces a showroom floor (or, lately, an overproduced livestream) has an electric angle. Annie White, Car and Driver, 19 Jan. 2022 The double whammy of overproduced mega-spectacles in theatres and audiovisual snackables at home is a sign that, even if theatrical viewing bounces back, movies’ place in the market is likely to be even more tenuous. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2021 Instead of grocery stores throwing out overproduced or imperfect foods, Nardolillo said La Soupe rescues products to create nutrient-dense meals to give to those who suffer from food insecurity. Kaitlin Lewis, The Enquirer, 20 July 2021 Oftentimes music lovers are super-saturated with overproduced and overworked projects that fall short of being timeless. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 2 Apr. 2021 In fact, with less of his overproduced, glittery stadium sound, his star power is a lot more enjoyable. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 18 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of overproduced was in 1878

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“Overproduced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overproduced. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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