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melodramatic

[mel-uh-druh-mat-ik] /ˌmɛl ə drəˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2.
exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
noun
3.
melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; melodrama + (drama)tic
Related forms
melodramatically, adverb
nonmelodramatic, adjective
nonmelodramatically, adverb
unmelodramatic, adjective
unmelodramatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for melodramatically
melodramatic
1816, from melodrama on model of dramatic.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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