melo·​dra·​mat·​ics ˌme-lə-drə-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce melodramatics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: melodramatic conduct or writing

Examples of melodramatics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heavy on the soap opera melodramatics, the series largely glosses over the conservation issues tigers face. Megan Schmidt, Discover Magazine, 17 Apr. 2020 The images of modern Europe, or at least Poland and Italy, reveal economic hardship and a welter of predators and victims, the hunters and the hunted, without amping up the melodramatics. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 9 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of melodramatics was in 1865

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“Melodramatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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