melodramatic


melo·dra·mat·ic

adjective \ˌme-lə-drə-ˈma-tik\

: emotional in a way that is very extreme or exaggerated : extremely dramatic or emotional

Full Definition of MELODRAMATIC

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of melodrama
2
:  appealing to the emotions :  sensational
melo·dra·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of MELODRAMATIC

  1. Oh, quit being so melodramatic!
  2. <our office drama queen yet again made the melodramatic declaration that he was contemplating suicide>

First Known Use of MELODRAMATIC

1808

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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