Melodramatize vs Melodrama - What's the difference?

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Melodramatize is a derived term of melodrama.


As a verb melodramatize

is to make melodramatic.

As a noun melodrama is

(archaic|uncountable) a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.

melodramatize

English

Verb

(melodramatiz)
  • To make melodramatic.
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    melodrama

    Noun

  • (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".
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  • (uncountable, figuratively, colloquial) Any situation or action which is blown out of proportion.
  • Derived terms

    * melodramatic * melodramatics * melodramatist * melodramatize ----