- Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action.
- 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, 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.
of or pertaining to melodrama