Meaning of “melodrama” in the English Dictionary

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"melodrama" in British English

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melodramanoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈmel.əˌdrɑː.mə/ us /ˈmel.əˌdræm.ə/

(Definition of “melodrama” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"melodrama" in American English

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melodramanoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈmel·əˌdrɑ·mə, -ˌdræm·ə/

literature a play or style of acting in which the characters behave and show emotion in a more noticeable way than real people usually do

(Definition of “melodrama” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)