[mel-uh-druh-mat-ik] /ˌmɛl ə drəˈmæt ɪk/

of, like, or befitting .
exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.

1776; from foreign source of melodrama on model of dramatic. Related: Melodramatically.


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