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Definition of "melodramatize" [melodramatize]

  • To make melodramatic. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "melodramatize" in a sentence
  • "The attribution of the phrase "the Industrial Revolution" to the reigns of the two last Hanoverian Georges was the outcome of deliberate attempts to melodramatize economic history in order to fit it into the Procrustean Marxian schemes."
  • "O. Henry came very near to her, but did he not melodramatize her a little, sometimes cheapen her by his epigrammatic appraisal, fit her too neatly into his plot?"
  • "Director Reid Davis and his cast turn in a decent effort, but this adaptation is just a bit more stageworthy than the bulk of lugubrious versions that melodramatize Chekhov."