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melodramaticadjective

uk   /ˌmel.ə.drəˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌmel.ə.drəˈmæt̬.ɪk/
showing much ​strongeremotions than are ​necessary or ​usual for a ​situation: a melodramatic ​speech
melodramatically
adverb uk   /ˌmel.ə.drəˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌmel.ə.drəˈmæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
"Life is not ​worthliving," she ​declared melodramatically.
(Definition of melodramatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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melodramaticadjective

 us   /ˌmel·ə·drəˈmæt̬·ɪk/
tending to ​behave or show ​emotion in ​ways that are more ​extreme than ​usual: I’ve always been a little melodramatic.
(Definition of melodramatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “melodramatic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 感情夸张的, 戏剧性的…
in Turkish melodram kabilinden, melodramatik…
in Russian мелодраматический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感情誇張的, 戲劇性的…
in Polish melodramatyczny…
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