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ham·my

 (hăm′ē)
adj. ham·mi·er, ham·mi·est
Marked or characterized by overacting; affectedly humorous or dramatic.

ham′mi·ly adv.
ham′mi·ness n.
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hammy

(ˈhæmɪ)
adj, -mier or -miest
1. (Theatre) (of an actor) overacting or tending to overact
2. (Theatre) (of a play, performance, etc) overacted or exaggerated
ˈhammily adv
ˈhamminess n
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ham•my

(ˈhæm i)

adj. -mi•er, -mi•est.
characterized by a highly exaggerated theatricality: a hammy actor; a hammy performance.
[1925–30]
ham′mi•ly, adv.
ham′mi•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hammy - affectedly dramatic; overacted
dramatic - suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"
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Translations

hammy

[ˈhæmɪ] ADJ [actor] → exagerado, melodramático
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hammy

adj (+er) (inf) actorübertrieben spielend; actingübertrieben
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CHRIS Rock, pictured, directs himself as Andre Allen, star of the hugely successful Hammy The Bear film franchise in which he plays a cop in an animal suit with the catchphrase, "It's Hammy time!" Audiences and the film studios are hungry for another instalment but Andre is attempting to reinvent himself by headlining a serious drama entitled Uprize, set against the turbulent backdrop of the Haitian Revolution.
Rock plays Andre Allen, star of the hugely successful Hammy The Bear film franchise in which he plays a cop in an animal suit with the catchphrase, "It's Hammy time!" Audiences and the film studios are hungry for another instalment but Andre is attempting to reinvent himself by headlining a serious drama entitled Uprize, set against the turbulent backdrop of the Haitian Revolution.