Definitions

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  • adj. Rehearsed too many times; made formulaic by repetition.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ rehearsed

Examples

  • Looking at things shallowly, and let's, Sonia Sotomayor seemed weirdly overrehearsed, speaking v e r y s l o w l y, gesturing with her hands in a way that was no doubt supposed to look natural and warm, like grandma in the kitchen, but instead came across as artificial and mildly animatronic.

    Sotomayor Hearing Escapes Gravity

  • No guile, no hesitation, nothing phony or overrehearsed.

    The Hard Way

  • The act was accomplished with so much reverence and ceremony that it looked overrehearsed, like a Super Bowl halftime show or the bridal stroll down the aisle at a wedding.

    Manner of Death

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