- Word Combinations (noun)
|part of speech:
||a drama, or type of drama, characterized by exaggeration in the writing, production, and acting, and including much suspense and sentimentality.
Many of the hospital patients spend their time watching melodramas on TV.Daytime television dramas, often called "soap operas," tend to be considered melodrama.
||behavior or events, in reality or fiction, with similarly exaggerated features or effects.
Whereas our divorce was a relatively calm and undramatic affair, theirs was a bitter melodrama.Although my English professor looks down on them, I admit that I enjoy novels with a lot of melodrama.