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melodrama

mel·o·dra·ma

melodrama

 
 
pronunciation:
me l dra m
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a drama, or type of drama, characterized by exaggeration in the writing, production, and acting, and including much suspense and sentimentality.
definition 2: behavior or events with similarly exaggerated features or effects.
Whereas your divorce was a relatively calm and undramatic affair, theirs was a bitter melodrama.