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Origin of melodrama
OTHER WORDS FROM melodramamel·o·dram·a·tist [mel-uh-dram-uh-tist, -drah-muh-], /ˌmɛl əˈdræm ə tɪst, -ˈdrɑ mə-/, nounmin·i·mel·o·dra·ma, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for melodrama
The original Carrie, how it weaves together melodrama and camp.Justin Simien talks ‘Bad Hair,’ following his genre obsessions, and getting ‘free as hell’ in ’80s horror satire|Isaac Feldberg|October 22, 2020|Fortune
Hitchcock saw human behavior fresh, even in a tired form like melodrama.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man of melodrama was not perceived as a fit for the postwar world.Churchill Would Be Famous Today on the Strength of His Writing Alone|Anthony Paletta|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though she has cause for melodrama, you will not find it in this book.House of Cads: Growing Up Amid the Weirdness of Bloomsbury|Jessica Ferri|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plus, the melodrama belies the heavy moralizing that guides each Madea film.
The tone veered wildly between camp, melodrama, realism, and messy amalgamations of the three.The 7 Most Ridiculous Moments From ‘Smash’ Season 1 (VIDEOS)|Kevin Fallon|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Valmond was alive to it all, almost too alive, for at first the flamboyancy of his spirit touched him off with melodrama.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete|Gilbert Parker
For the whole charm of a melodrama is that it is in essentials just like every other melodrama that has gone before.If I May|A. A. Milne
Of the Anglo-French melodrama of recent years, Mr. Burnand has been the frequent and successful satirist.A Book of Burlesque|Willam Davenport Adams
Mr. Macready was steadily rising from melodrama to the highest walks of tragedy, and his golden opportunity came in Virginius.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 3 of 3)|John Doran
It was the beginning of that evolution of the stage that culminated in the ascendency, for a time, of the melodrama.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field