Definition of overscore in English:

overscore

verb

  • 1with object To draw a line through or over; specifically to obliterate by scoring across, to cross out.

  • 2with object To score (music) with excessively elaborate orchestration; to provide (a film, etc.) with too elaborate a musical score.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), fiction writer, poet, and critic. From over- + score.

Pronunciation

overscore

/ˌəʊvəˈskɔː/