What does the word operatic mean?

Usage examples for operatic

  1. Tolstoy sided with those who take this attitude, and he had no difficulty in showing up the absurd unreality of an operatic performance, if one insists upon applying to it the standard of our ordinary existence, since we do not burst into song ordinarily to express our every- day desires. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  2. There are now sufficient resident operatic singers of the third class to perform opera without assistance from European stars; but by themselves these purely colonial companies do not draw well, except in pieces of the 'Patience, ' or 'Tambour- Major' type. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  3. We touched, in our discourse, upon science, politics, natural history, and operatic singers. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
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