melodramatic

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adjective melo·dra·mat·ic \ˌme-lə-drə-ˈma-tik\

Definition of melodramatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of melodrama a luridly melodramatic script

  2. 2 :  appealing to the emotions :  sensational the fund-raiser's desperate, melodramatic appeal for more donations

melodramatically

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Examples of melodramatic in a sentence

  1. Oh, quit being so melodramatic!

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1789

First Known Use of melodramatic

1789

Synonym Discussion of melodramatic

dramatic, theatrical, histrionic, melodramatic mean having a character or an effect like that of acted plays. dramatic applies to situations in life and literature that stir the imagination and emotions deeply. a dramatic meeting of world leaders theatrical implies a crude appeal through artificiality or exaggeration in gesture or vocal expression. a theatrical oration histrionic applies to tones, gestures, and motions and suggests a deliberate affectation or staginess. a histrionic show of grief melodramatic suggests an exaggerated emotionalism or an inappropriate theatricalism. made a melodramatic plea

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MELODRAMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

melodramatic

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adjective melo·dra·mat·ic \ˌme-lə-drə-ˈma-tik\

Definition of melodramatic for English Language Learners

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


MELODRAMATIC Defined for Kids

melodramatic

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adjective melo·dra·mat·ic \ˌme-lə-drə-ˈma-tik\

Definition of melodramatic for Students

  1. :  extremely or overly emotional a melodramatic scream



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