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melodramatic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    • a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  2. adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose
WordNet

Mel`o*dra*mat"ic adjective
Etymology
Cf. F. mélodramatique.
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action. -- Mel`o*dra*mat"ic*al*ly adv.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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