operatic

operatically, adv.
/op'euh rat"ik/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to opera: operatic music.
2. resembling or suitable for opera: a voice of operatic caliber.
n.
3. Usually, operatics. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a. the technique or method of producing or staging operas.
b. exaggerated or melodramatic behavior, often thought to be characteristic of operatic acting.
[1740-50; OPERA1 + -TIC, after drama, dramatic]

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