how to pronounce melodrama

mɛlədɹɑːmə

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meanings of melodrama

noun:

  1. A kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.
  2. 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.
  3. Any situation or action which is blown out of proportion.