over·​dra·​mat·​ic | \ ˌō-vər-drə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce overdramatic (audio) \

Definition of overdramatic

: excessively dramatic : melodramatic … true crime shows, complete with overdramatic narrators …— Lauren Zupkus … [scammers] will post links with shocking or overdramatic headlines …— Kirstin Davis … I was told that there was nothing wrong, everyone was dealing with the same thing, and I was just being overdramatic.— Ellen Scott

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overdramatically \ ˌō-​vər-​drə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce overdramatically (audio) \ adverb
crying overdramatically read from the script overdramatically

First Known Use of overdramatic

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdramatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdramatic. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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