Definition of melodramatic in English:


Syllabification: mel·o·dra·mat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmelədrəˈmatik


  • 1Of or relating to melodrama.
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    • Most of you must know that Udayakumar, a contemporary of Rajkumar, was famous for his highly melodramatic performances.
    • But somehow the melodramatic elements are transcended, and the movie moves you, as movies always should.
    • Folks, give a break to your sob serials and melodramatic movies this Sunday and stay hooked to Discovery as an extinct tiger comes to life.
  • 1.1Characteristic of melodrama, especially in being exaggerated, sensationalized, or overemotional: he flung the door open with a melodramatic flourish
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    • He returned to characters who offered identification even though it was mostly via melodramatic exaggeration.
    • It would be a melodramatic exaggeration for me to say that I fight this battle within myself every day.
    • Incidentally, the above use of ‘martyr’ was no exaggeration or melodramatic affectation.
    exaggerated, histrionic, overdramatic, overdone, operatic, sensationalized, overemotional, overwrought, sentimental, extravagant; theatrical, stagy, actressy
    informal hammy



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • ‘It's all in the mood,’ argues Greenhorn, adding melodramatically, ‘like a dark cloud of uncertainty above everything.’
  • The former candidate to be chief prosecutor melodramatically explained how in 1996-1997 the banking system collapsed, and he had searched for a safe place for his money.
  • ‘Oh dear; look what you've done; you've broken it,’ exclaimed Nick melodramatically, fetching it back.

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