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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.melodramatically - as in a melodramamelodramatically - as in a melodrama; "here, the hero is melodramatically reunited with the heroine"
2.melodramatically - in an overly emotional mannermelodramatically - in an overly emotional manner; "she acted melodramatically when she called for help"
بِصورَة مَسْرَحِيَّه عاطِفِيَّه
melodrámai módon
á melódramatískan hátt
acıklı/dokunaklı bir şekilde


[ˌmeləʊdrəˈmætɪklɪ] ADVmelodramáticamente


[ˌmɛləʊdrəˈmætɪklɪ] advin modo melodrammatico


(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
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His handsome face assumed a melodramatically gentle expression and he held out his hand.
Charlie laid himself out flat, melodramatically begging someone to take him away and hang him; but Archie, who felt worst of all, said nothing except to vow within himself that he would read to Mac till his own eyes were as red as a dozen emery bags combined.
That insinuating gentleman sighed deeply, fixed his eyes on the spinster aunt's face for a couple of minutes, started melodramatically, and suddenly withdrew them.
The recent trilateral meeting in Jerusalem, between Russia, the US and Israel, has been subjected to drastically different assessments: From those who melodramatically view it as a new Sykes-Picot for carving up regional influence (particularly as there were no Arab parties in the room); to those who skeptically saw it as a renewed agreement to disagree.
The load of these ailments is expected to grow melodramatically in the next era, because of the demographic and epidemiological evolutions in LMICs6 involving children and adolescents as they constitute major bulk of LMICs.
That would leave the deciding vote to Ellis, whose ultimate decision won't surprise the Hollywood-savvy viewer -- even though the movie's melodramatically protracted climax plays his announcement as if it's a shocker.
When Lesley melodramatically cries, Why don't I have any self-respect?' at her dressing-room mirror, Laura replies, 'You're an actress, honey' In interviews, the film's actors have acknowledged some of these realities and absurdities of their profession: Watts calls actors 'complex, but ripe to poke fun at', while Norton states that the film portrays both sides of the acting profession: 'authentic passion for storytelling' and 'preening self-regard'.
Hands on hips, eyes closed melodramatically, head shaking in superior disdain.
They include the purposefully disturbing medical program melodramatically titled 'Body Bizarre.'
Punctuated for maximal effect by sounds of rhythmic drumming, gusting wind, cracking thunder, and a mournful flute score, the video's audio track was otherwise composed of melodramatically intoned approximations of Jin and Zhiying's verse in Bahsa Indonesian, English, Ilocano, and Tagalog.
Nearly all die in the end--some futilely like Roth in Naked and others nobly (and melodramatically) like Levin in Battle Cry.
When my mother-in-law finally and melodramatically insisted that her daughter make a choice--her or me--my love calmly opened our door and ushered her out.