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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.
Holly--who we see is clearly attracted to her--asks if she loved Harry, and she replies melodramatically, "I don't know.
It's clear talking to McCook that he doesn't take himself too terribly seriously, and likes to wryly mock drag queens who do, melodramatically imitating a (probably not hypothetical) drag queen exclaiming, "It's a disgrace to the profession of female illusions
The patterns of Sandford's previous villains are replicated in the actions of Richard III as, like other Sandford's villains, he melodramatically cries, "these tears look well--sorrow's the mode .
I suppose that the text of "Insomnia" is most like a Heine lied to begin with, so that, on first hearing, the setting emerged more melodramatically as an interplay of conventional and new in the way of art song.
Allen added: "Flores fell to the ground melodramatically and held his face as opposed to the part of the body where contact was made.
He sits with his head in his hands, melodramatically trying to convey spiritual pain.
De Havilland reportedly saw her younger sister as a sneaky attention-getter, melodramatically playing sick and trying to outdo her.
Exactly as Moi advises him, Lui is busy melodramatically performing the actions.
He muses on his bad luck, but less melodramatically than Yepichodov.