Definitions

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  • adj. Having some characteristics of opera.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ operatic

Examples

  • Vocally there were two Tony Bennetts: a stealthy, conversational swinger who infused "I Got Rhythm," and "Sing You Sinners" with a springing pulse, and the robust, semioperatic tenor on numerous ballads whose high notes, usually hit hard, were remarkably intact.

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  • All Right With Me Ms. McKay interpolated a flighty semioperatic riff.

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