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hammy

adjective uk   /ˈhæm.i/ informal us  
used to describe an actor or acting that is unnatural and uses too much emotion: a hammy performance
Translations of “hammy”
in Chinese (Traditional) (演員或表演)誇張做作的,過火的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (演员或表演)夸张做作的,过火的…
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