Melodrama vs Romance - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between melodrama and romance
is that melodrama
is while romance
(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.
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.
A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
- His life was a romance .
(music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.
- a girl full of romance
* platonic, platonic relationship, platonic love
To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.