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English definition of “hammy”

hammy

adjective     /ˈhæm.i/ informal
describes an actor or acting that is unnatural and uses too much emotion: a hammy performanceActing, rehearsing and performingActors and performers
(Definition of hammy adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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