transitive verb Date: 1820 1. to make melodramatic <
melodramatize a situation
2. to make a melodrama of (as a novel) • melodramatization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • melodramatize — /mel euh dram euh tuyz , drah meuh /, v.t., melodramatized, melodramatizing. 1. to make melodramatic. 2. to turn (a novel, story, etc.) into a melodrama. Also, esp. Brit., melodramatise. [1810 20; MELODRAMA + (DRAMA)TIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • melodramatize — verb To make melodramatic …   Wiktionary

  • melodramatize — melo·dramatize …   English syllables

  • melodramatize — “+ transitive verb Etymology: melodrama + tize (as in dramatize) 1. : to make melodramatic melodramatizing a situation 2. : to make a melodrama of (as a novel) …   Useful english dictionary

  • melodramatise — British variant of melodramatize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melodramatization — noun see melodramatize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chew the scenery — verb To display excessive emotion or to act in an exaggerated manner while performing; to be melodramatic; to be flamboyant. Starring as a Great White Hope police commissioner sent to clean up Washington, D.C., Nelson displays a set of pipes… …   Wiktionary

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  • dramatize — Synonyms and related words: act a part, affect, assume, be a gas, be a hit, betoken, bill, bomb, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, counterfeit, dangle, demonstrate, develop, disclose,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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