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melodrama
American English: /ˈmɛləˌdrɑmə/
British English: /ˈmɛlə(ʊ)drɑːmə/

Translation of melodrama in Spanish:

noun

countable or uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • Greta Garbo played tragic lovers, exotic temptresses and steely heroines, anchoring many mediocre melodramas and haughty period pieces like a pro.
    • The feel of a sensational melodrama is part of its success: this is rich, indulgent, luxurious story-telling, the kind of book that you can really get your teeth into - and want to read it in one sitting.
    • Like soap operas and melodramas, Magnolia is characterized by excess.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.