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Definition of "melodramatics" [melodramatics]

  • Melodramatic theatrical performance. (noun)
  • Exaggeratedly emotional behavior; histrionics. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "melodramatics" in a sentence
  • "Sexwale and the minority parties '"melodramatics"."
  • "In my estimation, the show went from rewarded the thinking fans – who used to be catered to with real intrigue and craftily puzzling storylines – to a show that just fed melodramatics and expected viewers to just “go with it”."
  • "The other, with its standard-brand melodramatics, is dominated by Ida Lupino's going-mad scene in a courtroom."