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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɛl.ə.dɹəˌmæt.ɪk/, /ˈmɛl.əʊ.dɹəˌmæt.ɪk/


melodramatic (comparative more melodramatic, superlative most melodramatic)

  1. Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action.
  2. Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental.
    She wrote him a melodramatic letter, threatening to kill herself.
    • 1854, Alexis [Benoît] Soyer, A Shilling Cookery for the People: Embracing an Entirely New System of Plain Cookery and Domestic Economy[1], London, New York, N.Y.: George Routledge & Co., OCLC 76167054, page 125:
      Dearest Eloise,— There is one little and perhaps insignificant French cake, which I feel certain would soon become a favourite in the cottage, more particularly amongst its juvenile inhabitants. It is the famed galette, the melodramatic food of the gamins, galopins, mechanics, and semi-artists of France.

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