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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A play in which there is much suspense and strong feeling, and a great exaggeration of good and evil in the characters.

Usage examples (35)
  • We enjoyed the melodrama because of the antics of the villain and the twist at the end of the play.
  • Strained humor gives way to maudlin melodrama ....
  • A bit of camp melodrama is just what we both need.
  • The melodrama is running high, but so is the suspense. for more
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