Melodrama vs Romance - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between melodrama and romance

is that melodrama is while romance is .

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 ----

    romance

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
  • A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
  • Love which is pure or beautiful.
  • A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
  • A story or novel dealing with idealised love.
  • An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.
  • An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.
  • His life was a romance .
  • A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
  • a girl full of romance
  • (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.
  • Antonyms

    * platonic, platonic relationship, platonic love

    Derived terms

    * bromance * womance

    Verb

  • Woo; court.
  • To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
  • Anagrams

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