melodramatic melodramatic  /ˌmɛ ləd rə ˈmæ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
  2. (adj) characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

Usage(s):

  1. It began with venting his disgust for the melodramatic drivel he saw on television, then expanded to include riffs about false advertising and polluting consumer products.
  2. The picture is full of strong, soberly realistic performances; its melodramatic beats are not too many and, in context, not particularly overstated.
  3. Zackheim does manage to eliminate a number of women as possible Lieserls, including a melodramatic Berlin actress who claimed in the 1930s to be Einstein's daughter.

News

  1. Video gamers have a visual edge over non-gamers

    All that time spent slaying aliens and singlehandedly saving the world from melodramatic malefactors in video games may give players more than just a dopamine hit -- a new study says it helps the brain's visual center process information more quickly, too.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Duke University

  2. Sorry, Pedro: 'I'm So Excited' Is Almodóvar's Worst Film

    Editor's note: This review is part of Indiewire's coverage from the Los Angeles Film Festival. "I'm So Excited" will be released in theaters on June 28. Over the course of 30 years, Pedro Almodóvar's movies have been kinky, strange, melodramatic and entertaining often in the best of ways, but "I'm So Excited" delivers all those ingredients gone wrong. The director's campy airborne sex romp is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  3. E3 2013: 'Final Fantasy XV' Trailer

    Sullen VO, confusing melodramatic plot threads, and unconventional grooming overlaid with epic music and intense magical infused battles over mysterious crystals? Yep, it's "Final Fantasy" alright and we have a gameplay trailer just for you! In what seems like a thousand years, Square Enix finally sheds some light on what's going on about Fabula Nova [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "That sounds melodramatic, but I've never used that phrase before. And this really is one," Buffett said in an appearance on the "The Charlie Rose Show" that aired Wednesday night on PBS stations.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Warren Buffett Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The story unfolds like a mystery," Jolie says. "You've got people collecting clues and trying to solve what happened. But it's also very real and personal. We didn't want it to be too melodramatic or too polished. We didn't want it to be a...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Angelina Jolie Source: Washington Post

  3. One woman was so offended that she got in his face and screamed; "you could just feel the heartbreak," Imus said. "I don't know if it's melodramatic to describe it as a life-changing experience, but it was pretty close. I was there to try to...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Don Imus Source: FOXNews

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