American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, related to, or typical of the opera: an operatic aria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, appropriate to, designed for, or resembling opera: as, an operatic air.
- Working; productive; operative.
- adj. Of, related to, or typical of opera.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the opera or to operas; characteristic of, suitable for, or resembling, the opera.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of opera
- From opera1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“The recurring themes in my work --explosion, velocity, spectacle--have an energy that might be termed "operatic.”
“He knew the repertoire, and his works abound in operatic references.”
“There's been an interesting mini-trend in operatic directing in the past few months: updating 19th-century comic operas to World War II settings.”
“He excelled in making these voices speak and sing; and he may, therefore, be entitled the father of the romantic and descriptive school in German operatic music.”
“Then there are tunes that might be called "operatic escapees" - melodies heard so often, and in so many places, that they've earned a life of their own, independent of the operas for which they were created, to the point that they're barely associated with opera at all.”
“VINCERE * 1/2 -- This overwrought -- I mean "operatic" -- look at one of the famously randy Benito Mussolini's mistresses -- is pitched at a wildly dramatic level.”
“I like your reference to Ropion's florals as "operatic" - it definitley applies to Carnal Flower as well, which I like though haven't worn enough times to review yet.”
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