melodramatic


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mel·o·dra·mat·ic

 (mĕl′ə-drə-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama: "a melodramatic account of two perilous days spent among the planters" (Frank O. Gatell).
2. Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic: "Accuse me, if you will, of melodramatic embroidery" (Erskine Childers).
3. Characterized by false pathos and sentiment.

mel′o·dra·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

mel•o•dra•mat•ic

(ˌmɛl ə drəˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2. exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; disproportionately intense.
n.
3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
[1810–20]
mel`o•dra•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.melodramatic - having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodramamelodramatic - having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama; "a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea"
dramatic - suitable to or characteristic of drama; "a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea"
2.melodramatic - characteristic of acting or a stage performancemelodramatic - characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"
theatrical - suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"

melodramatic

adjective theatrical, actorly, extravagant, histrionic, sensational, hammy (informal), actressy, stagy, overemotional, overdramatic She flung herself in a pose of melodramatic exhaustion.

melodramatic

adjective
Suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense:
Translations
مَسْرَحي عاطِفي
melodramatický
melodramatisk
melodrámai
melódramatískur, ÿktur
melodramatický

melodramatic

[ˌmeləʊdrəˈmætɪk] ADJmelodramático

melodramatic

[ˌmɛlədrəˈmætɪk] adjmélodramatique

melodramatic

adj, melodramatically

melodramatic

[ˌmɛləʊdrəˈmætɪk] adjmelodrammatico/a

melodrama

(ˈmelədraːmə) noun
1. a (type of) play in which emotions and the goodness or wickedness of the characters are exaggerated greatly.
2. (an example of) behaviour similar to a play of this sort. He makes a melodrama out of everything that happens.
ˌmelodraˈmatic (-drəˈmӕ-) adjective
ˌmelodraˈmatically adverb
References in classic literature ?
If it was even mentioned in her hearing, she shuddered and referred to it, with melodramatic fervour, as 'my husband's blood-money
As I once more shouldered my pack and went my way, the character of the country side began to change, and, from a semi- pastoral heathiness and furziness, took on a wildness of aspect, which if indeed melodramatic was melodrama carried to the point of genius.
No novelist can, be more thrilling and picturesque than Reade, but he lacks restraint and is often highly sensational and melodramatic.
It was a pictorial sheet, and Jo examined the work of art nearest her, idly wondering what fortuitous concatenation of circumstances needed the melodramatic illustration of an Indian in full war costume, tumbling over a precipice with a wolf at his throat, while two infuriated young gentlemen, with unnaturally small feet and big eyes, were stabbing each other close by, and a disheveled female was flying away in the background with her mouth wide open.
He had even had a mad, melodramatic idea to drug her.
77] The portraits of actors and other theatrical celebrities range from Elizabeth, from the melodramatic costumes and faces of the contemporaries of Shakespeare, to the conventional costumes, the rotund expression, of the age of the Georges, masking a power of imaginative impersonation probably unknown in Shakespeare's day.
There must have been a touch of the melodramatic in my pose and voice, for Maud smiled.
Dunster, I believe I may have the pleasure of calling you - your conclusions seem to me just a little melodramatic.
Imposing silence, Grimaud put out the little night lamp, then knelt down and poured into the lieutenant's ear a recital melodramatic enough not to require play of feature to give it pith.
It was deeply distasteful to him to do anything melodramatic and conspicuous, anything Mr.
They reminded Tarzan of melodramatic villains he had seen at the theaters in Paris.
These two would meet, there would be recriminations, a tragic appeal for forgiveness, possibly some melodramatic attempt at vengeance.