noun /ˈmɛl.ə.dɹəˌmæt.ɪks/
Overemotional, exaggerated behavior calculated for effect.
See Also: melodramatic

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  • melodramatics — [mel΄ə drə mat′iks] pl.n. melodramatic behavior * * * mel·o·dra·mat·ics (mĕl ə drə mătʹĭks) n. 1. (used with a sing. verb) Melodramatic theatrical performance. 2. (used with a pl. verb) Exaggeratedly emotional behavior; histrionics. * * * …   Universalium

  • melodramatics — index histrionics Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • melodramatics — [mel΄ə drə mat′iks] pl.n. melodramatic behavior …   English World dictionary

  • melodramatics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1879 melodramatic conduct or writing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melodramatics — Synonyms and related words: Thespian art, amateur theatricals, blood and thunder, demonstrativeness, dramatic art, dramatic form, dramatic irony, dramatic stroke, dramatic structure, dramaticism, dramatics, dramatism, dramaturgy, emotional appeal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • melodramatics — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Overemotional exaggerated behavior calculated for effect: dramatics, histrionics, theatrical (used in plural), theatrics. See FEELINGS, STYLE …   English dictionary for students

  • melodramatics — melÉ™drÉ™ mætɪks n. exaggerated actions, overly dramatic behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

  • melodramatics — melo·dramatics …   English syllables

  • melodramatics — /mɛlədrəˈmætɪks/ (say meluhdruh matiks) noun (construed as plural) a show of emotional distress of an exaggerated and hysterical nature …   Australian-English dictionary

  • melodramatics — melodramatic behaviour, action, or writing …   Useful english dictionary

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