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Definition of "operatic" []

  • Of, related to, or typical of the opera: an operatic aria. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "operatic" in a sentence
  • "People are never equal to the romance of their youth in after life, except by fits, and Ferris especially could not keep himself at what he called the operatic pitch of their brief betrothal and the early days of their marriage."
  • "In a second, tremendous picture, Domingo sits in operatic darkness; his eyes, with a tragic gleam, are the subject."
  • ""Blackbird" (which is arguably not a love song) sung in operatic voice is a little out of bounds for me, but overall, von Otter and Mehldau's partnership is full of fresh ideas."