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Meaning of MELODRAMATIC

Pronunciation:  `meludru'matik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama; "a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea"
  2. [adj]  characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"
 

MELODRAMATIC is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: dramatic, histrionic, theatrical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mel`o*dra*mat"ic\, a. [Cf. F. m['e]lodramatique.]
Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a
melodrama; unnatural in situation or action. --
{Mel`o*dra*mat"ic*al*ly}, adv.

 
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