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melodrama

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmel.əˌdrɑː.mə/ us    /-ˌdræm.ə/
a story, play, or film in which the characters show stronger emotions than real people usually do: a television melodrama mainly UK The car's hardly damaged - there's no need to make a melodrama out of it (= make the situation more important than it is).
Translations of “melodrama”
in Spanish melodrama…
in French mélodrame, mélo…
in German das Melodrama…
in Chinese (Traditional) 情節劇…
in Russian мелодрама…
in Turkish melodram…
in Chinese (Simplified) 情节剧…
in Polish melodramat…
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