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melodrama is pronounced in four syllables
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meanings of melodrama
A kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.
A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks.
Any situation or action which is blown out of proportion.