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  • adv. In an operatic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an operatic manner; as regards the opera.


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  • As the service begins, Cantor Erin Frankel stands behind a wooden podium adorned with an elaborate bouquet of white lilies, and intones the opening strains of the Kol Nidre, a hauntingly beautiful prayer sung in operatically styled Aramaic, accompanied by a professional cellist and choir.

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  • The yuck factor is, as usual, intense, especially when the games reach their fiery climax, but this miniseries diversion ultimately and not surprisingly lacks the impact of the operatically staged carnage that ended the freshman season of Spartacus in an audacious bloodbath.

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  • Thanks to Eliot, one line at least of High German may have crept into the consciousness of many an operatically resistant A-level English student: "Oed 'und leer das Meer" – desolate and empty the sea – sung by the shepherd looking out for Isolde's ship in Act 3, as Tristan lies dying.

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  • Against an operatically turbulent Greek backdrop, Mario Draghi gave a polished performance as new ECB president at a press conference following the central bank's surprise decision to cut interest rates.

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  • If you have emotion when you sing operatically, you will not be able to sing.

    A Different Tune for Sorvino

  • She'd storm the bathrooms and you could hear her voice from behind the closed doors, operatically singing the latest drama.

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  • A transcendent godlike artificial intelligence that governs time travel and space-operatically Balkanized all of humanity as a mode of self-defense?

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  • Greenfield's book isn't a blow-by-blow account of how each song was created -- who wrote what, who played that, etc. -- but a leer into a hermetically sealed universe of excess and entitlement, soap-operatically free of consequence until the gendarmes emerge to burst the bubble.

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  • These are exciting times for the operatically inclined Torinese – who, judging from the audience profile, is just about anyone of any age or class.

    A tale of two Italian opera cities

  • To describe the salt-and-barnacle "Pinafore" as bel canto may be pushing the point, though G&S performances are always best with operatically trained singers.

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