melodramatics

melodramatic

[mel-uh-druh-mat-ik]
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:
1810–20; melodrama + (drama)tic

melodramatically, adverb
nonmelodramatic, adjective
nonmelodramatically, adverb
unmelodramatic, adjective
unmelodramatically, adverb
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melodrama (ˈmɛləˌdrɑːmə)
 
n
1.  a play, film, etc, characterized by extravagant action and emotion
2.  (formerly) a romantic drama characterized by sensational incident, music, and song
3.  overdramatic emotion or behaviour
4.  a poem or part of a play or opera spoken to a musical accompaniment
 
[C19: from French mélodrame, from Greek melos song + dramedrama]
 
melodramatist
 
n
 
melodramatic
 
adj
 
melodramatics
 
pl n
 
melodra'matically
 
adv

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melodramatic
1816, from melodrama on model of dramatic.
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