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noun [countable/uncountable] melodrama pronunciation in American English /ˈmeləˌdrɑmə/
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  1. 1
    a story, play, or movie in which the characters behave in an extreme emotional way, with the bad characters being very bad, the good characters being very good, etc.
  2. 2
    a situation in which people’s behavior is too emotional or too serious

    Drop the melodrama, will you?



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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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