Meaning of overelaborate
Pronunciation: (adj.ō'vur-i-lab'ur-itv.ō&secvur-i-lab'u-rāt&sec), [key]
— adj., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
- excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed, etc.
- to render or present with excessive or fussy detail: He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor.
- to add excessive details, as in writing or speaking: He overelaborates to an extent that his novels must be cut radically before being published.