melodramatize

[ mel-uh-dram-uh-tahyz, -drah-muh- ]
/ ˌmɛl əˈdræm əˌtaɪz, -ˈdrɑ mə- /

verb (used with object), mel·o·dram·a·tized, mel·o·dram·a·tiz·ing.

to make melodramatic.
to turn (a novel, story, etc.) into a melodrama.

Nearby words

  1. melodise,
  2. melodist,
  3. melodize,
  4. melodrama,
  5. melodramatic,
  6. melody,
  7. meloid,
  8. melon,
  9. melon dome,
  10. melon foot

Also especially British, mel·o·dram·a·tise.

Origin of melodramatize

First recorded in 1810–20; melodrama + (drama)tize

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British Dictionary definitions for melodramatize

melodramatize

melodramatise

/ (ˌmɛləʊˈdræməˌtaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make melodramatic
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