Definition of melodramatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

melodramatic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌmɛlədrəˈmæt̮ɪk//
 
(often disapproving)
 
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full of exciting and extreme emotions or events; behaving or reacting to something in an exaggerated way a melodramatic plot full of deceit and murder
melodramatically
 
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NAmE//ˌmɛlədrəˈmæt̮ɪkli//
 
adverb He flung my gift melodramatically across the room.
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