Melodramatic is a derived term of melodrama.
As a adjective melodramatic
is of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action.
As a noun melodrama is
(archaic|uncountable) a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.
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Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action.
Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental.
- She wrote him a melodramatic letter, threatening to kill herself.
(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.