Definition of Puccinian in US English:

Puccinian

adjective

  • Of or belonging to Puccini; relating to or characteristic of his operas; specifically melodic, richly orchestral, lyrical; excessively operatic; conventionally dramatic or sentimental.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Musical Times. From the name of Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer + -an.

Pronunciation

Puccinian

/pʊˈtʃiːnɪən/