melodramatic

[ mel-uh-druh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌmɛl ə drəˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

of, like, or befitting melodrama.
exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.

noun

melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.

Origin of melodramatic

First recorded in 1810–20; melodrama + (drama)tic
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Word Origin and History for melodramatic

melodramatic


adj.

1776; from foreign source of melodrama on model of dramatic. Related: Melodramatically.

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