- of, like, or befitting melodrama.
- exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
- melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
Origin of melodramatic
Related Words for melodramatictheatrical, artificial, cloak-and-dagger, exaggerated, ham, histrionic, hokey, sensational, spectacular, blood-and-thunder, cliff-hanging, hammy, overdramatic, overemotional, stagy
Examples from the Web for melodramatic
Contemporary Examples of melodramatic
As exuberant as I tend to be, I did feel “knight” would be too melodramatic.What Should I Call the Man I Love?
November 18, 2014
The irony here is that, while the film is too melodramatic by half, Lohan delivers a staggering performance.The 10 Best Movie Sex Scenes of 2013: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color,’ ‘Spring Breakers,’ and More
December 19, 2013
Melodramatic telenovelas have helped bring down the birth rate and stimulated literacy in Mexico and Brazil.The World’s Most Subversive Soap Operas
October 27, 2013
There are no explosions, no melodramatic speeches, but this might be the most devastating death in the series.The 17 Most Iconic Scenes in ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEO)
September 29, 2013
Producers said Couric thought Curry was “melodramatic” and “fake.”NBC’s ‘Operation Bambi’: How ‘Today’ Booted Ann Curry Off
April 18, 2013
Historical Examples of melodramatic
She was not in the least melodramatic, and what was stranger, perhaps, she was not ashamed.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
It is too melodramatic, too moralistic perhaps to suit our modern taste.
Her sorrowful Satan grows first melodramatic and then absurd.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
The Admiral stood wrapped in his cloak, melodramatic as usual.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
It was a melodramatic departure, and as such has ever been impressed on my memory.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Word Origin and History for melodramatic
1776; from foreign source of melodrama on model of dramatic. Related: Melodramatically.