Definition of 'melodrama'
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All the actors can do is embrace the melodrama and play it to the hilt. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But with the mysterious killing of an extra on set, melodrama raises its seductive head. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is difficult not to be drawn in by the melodrama of his Romantic narratives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The film was a melodrama based on the rice fields of northern Italy and was a huge international hit. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)It may be lurid melodrama at heart but a compelling mania makes this Technicolor film noir hard to resist. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Neither seem particularly suited to the territory of romantic melodrama, but they attack it with gusto from the outset. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the Victorian age, the theatre was the home of lurid melodrama for the masses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To avoid sentimentality and melodrama in a film about bereavement is admirable; to avoid drama altogether seems self-defeating. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both characters offer opportunities (not taken here) to ground the lurid melodrama in a more humane reality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His gritty naturalist dramas shocked European theatre audiences, who had become used to a diet of melodrama and light opera. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There's not a moment's respite from the melodrama in a film with so many red herrings that it needs a fishing quota. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. melodrama is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'melodrama'
British English: melodrama NOUN
A melodrama is a story or play in which there are a lot of exciting or sad events and in which people's emotions are very exaggerated.
Definition of melodrama from the Collins English Dictionary
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