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MELODRAMATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does melodramatic mean? 

MELODRAMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective MELODRAMATIC has 2 senses:

1. having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
2. characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

  Familiarity information: MELODRAMATIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MELODRAMATIC (adjective)


Sense 1melodramatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama

Context example:

a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea

Similar:

dramatic (suitable to or characteristic of drama)


Sense 2melodramatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

Synonyms:

histrionic; melodramatic

Context examples:

histrionic gestures / an attitude of melodramatic despair / a theatrical pose

Similar:

theatrical (suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater)


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