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Meaning of operatic

op•er•at•ic

Pronunciation: (op"u-rat'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to opera: operatic music.
  2. resembling or suitable for opera: a voice of operatic caliber.
—n.
  1. Usually,
    1. the technique or method of producing or staging operas.
    2. exaggerated or melodramatic behavior, often thought to be characteristic of operatic acting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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