adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
- a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
- histrionic gestures
- an attitude of melodramatic despair
- a theatrical pose
Cf. F. mélodramatique
- Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action. -- Mel`o*dra*mat"ic*al*ly adv.
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