adverb see melodramatic

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  • melodramatically — adverb 1. as in a melodrama here, the hero is melodramatically reunited with the heroine • Derived from adjective: ↑melodramatic 2. in an overly emotional manner she acted melodramatically when she called for help • Derived from adjective:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • melodramatically — melodramatic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ like a melodrama; overdramatic or sensationalized. DERIVATIVES melodramatically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Melodramatically — Melodramatic Mel o*dra*mat ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]lodramatique.] Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action. {Mel o*dra*mat ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melodramatically — See melodramatic. * * * …   Universalium

  • melodramatically — adverb In a melodramatic manner …   Wiktionary

  • melodramatically — melÉ™drÉ™ mætɪklɪ adv. overly dramatic; sensationally; in an emotionally exaggerated manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • melodramatically — melo·dramatically …   English syllables

  • melodramatically — See: melodramatic …   English dictionary

  • melodramatic — melodramatically, adv. /mel euh dreuh mat ik/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting melodrama. 2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic. n. 3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior. [1810 20;… …   Universalium

  • melodramatic — [[t]me̱lədrəmæ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED Melodramatic behaviour is behaviour in which someone treats a situation as much more serious than it really is. Don t you think you re being rather melodramatic? Jane asked... She d flung herself in a pose of… …   English dictionary

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