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[ UK /mˌɛlədɹɐmˈætɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌmɛɫədɹəˈmætɪk/ ]
  1. characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    a theatrical pose
    histrionic gestures
    an attitude of melodramatic despair
    a theatrical pose
  2. having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
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How To Use melodramatic In A Sentence

  • I don't really agree with some of Cosby's reasoning or melodramatics, but his crux is excellent.
  • On the negative side, the author's voice is too chatty and the dialogue is overly melodramatic.
  • In her films, Wishman employs standard melodramatic plot lines and then inverts the parameters to impose illicit acts and criminal vice into the fray.
  • As for the role of men in this movie, let me say that, for the most part, they are not depicted as melodramatic villains.
  • Their melodramatic arrangements, cascading strings and faintly histrionic vocal performances reflected the films' camp excesses.
  • The narrative material is obviously shaped in order to wring the audience's melodramatic heart.
  • I'm almost totally over yesterday's melodramatic tantrum.
  • The acting style is melodramatic. Times, Sunday Times
  • Most of you must know that Udayakumar, a contemporary of Rajkumar, was famous for his highly melodramatic performances.
  • He does well connecting with a scene, but often comes across as melodramatic and hokey in this silly musical.
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