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Noun
/ˈmeləˌdrämə/,
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melodramas, plural;
  1. A sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions

  2. The genre of drama of this type

  3. Language, behavior, or events that resemble drama of this kind
    • - what little is known of his early life is cloaked in melodrama
  4. A play interspersed with songs and orchestral music accompanying the action


  1. an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
  2. (melodramatic) having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama; "a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea"
  3. (melodramatic) histrionic: characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"
  4. The term melodrama refers to a dramatic work which exaggerates plot and characters in order to appeal to the emotions. It may also refer to the genre which includes such works, or to language, behavior, or events which resemble them. ...
  5. Melodrama is the first album by Israeli psychedelic trance duo Vibe Tribe, released in November 2004. The audio mastering was made by Astral Projection member Lior Perlmutter and the artwork by Czech artist Jan Moravec. Originally the album was supposed to be called V.B.-3B. ...
  6. Melodrama is the first studio album by Joel Kroeker and the second of his albums after his 1999 independent release CD Naive Bohemian. The album was released in 2004 on True North Records and was produced by Danny Greenspoon. ...
  7. A kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes (archaic); A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. ...
  8. A play in which the typical plot is a conflict between characters who personify extreme good and evil. Melodramas usually end happily and emphasize sensationalism. Other literary forms that use the same techniques are often labeled "melodramatic. ...
  9. A type of drama related to tragedy but featuring sensational incidents, emphasizing plot at the expense of characterization, relying on cruder conflicts (virtuous protagonist versus villainous antagonist), and having a happy ending in which good triumphs over evil.
  10. A form of drama relying on an unrealistic, exaggerated style, often involving heightened emotion. Melodrama is often despised by critics for its deliberate avoidance of realism, but it can be immensely popular - Titanic (1997), for instance, is pure melodrama, and the so-called Gainsborough ...
  11. A dramatic form characterized by excessive sentiment, exaggerated emotion, sensational and thrilling action, and an artificially happy ending. ...
  12. As in the grave digging scene of Beethoven's Fidelio, instrumental accompaniment to a spoken text. Speech is either accompanied or interspersed. The difference between dialogue and melodrama is the same as recitativo secco and recitativo accompagnato.
  13. A form of writing (a book, play or film) marked by very exaggerated characterisation. The "good guys", nmale and female, are paragons of virtue, while the villains are unredeemable monsters. There willl be much violent action, with credibility of plot often sacrificed to thrills and sensation.
  14. Traditionally this is a play with a musical accompaniment to heighten the emotional aspect of the drama.  Often melodramas gave rise to two dimensional or flat characters.
  15. a film or literary work marked by "good guys" vs. "bad guys," unexpected plot twists, surprise endings, action and suspense. Examples: Most horror movies and detective thrillers.
  16. is a rigidly conventionalized genre of popular drama, theatrical rather than literary in appeal, characterized by rapid and exciting physical action, sharply contrasted and simplified characters, and colorful alternations of violence, pathos, and humor. ...
  17. A literary form in which events are exaggerated in order to create an extreme emotional response.
  18. A dramatic form popular in the 1800s and characterized by an emphasis on plot and physical action (versus characterization), cliff-hanging events, heart-tugging emotional appeals, the celebration of virtue, and a strongly moralistic tone.
  19. plays with elaborate but oversimplified plots, flat characters, excessive sentiment, and happy endings
  20. a genre with an opposition between good and evil, in which good prevails.
  21. A passage of work that involves alternating dialogue with song
  22. A spoken dialogue that is accompanied by music.
  23. A dramatic form that exaggerates emotion and emphasizes plot or action at the expense of characterization. Also, during the period of the 17th through the 19th centuries, a romantic drama composed with music interspersed. See bathos, comedy, pathos, tragedy, drama. ...
  24. a play designed to arouse intense emotion by exaggeration and fast movingaction
  25. originally, simply a drama with music; more precisely, the type of 19th century drama that centered on the simplistic conflict between heroes and villains.