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noun [countable/uncountable] melodrama pronunciation in British English /ˈmeləˌdrɑːmə/
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singularmelodrama
pluralmelodramas
  1. 1
    a story, play, or film 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 behaviour is too emotional or too serious

    Drop the melodrama, will you?

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