melodramatize

verb melo·dra·ma·tize \ ˌme-lə-ˈdra-mə-ˌtīz , -ˈdrä- \

Definition of melodramatize

1 : to make melodramatic
  • melodramatize a situation
2 : to make a melodrama of (something, such as a novel)

melodramatization

play \-ˌdra-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌdrä-\ noun

First Known Use of melodramatize

1820

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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