Definition of melodrama
- an actor with a flair for melodrama
- The trial turned into a melodrama.
Critics dismissed his work as melodrama.
an actor with a talent for melodrama
She is starring in another melodrama.
The trial turned into a melodrama.
a life full of melodrama
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