As nouns the difference between melodrama and emotionality
is that melodrama
is while emotionality
is the state or quality of being emotional.
(archaic, uncountable) A kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.
(countable) A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".
(uncountable, figuratively, colloquial) Any situation or action which is blown out of proportion.
The state or quality of being emotional.
(psychology) The observable component of emotion.