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synonyms for melodrama

  • anticlimax
  • comedown
  • letdown
  • mush
  • schmaltz
  • comedy
  • farce
  • play
  • production
  • scene
  • show
  • theater
  • tragedy
  • boards
  • Broadway
  • climax
  • dramatization
  • dramaturgy
  • footlights
  • showmanship
  • stagecraft
  • theatricals
  • vehicle
  • dramatic art
  • histrionic art
  • show business
  • stage show
  • tear-jerker
  • thespian art
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antonyms for melodrama

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  • boon
  • tragedy
  • comedy
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                        How to use melodrama in a sentence

                        In one very funny scene, Linda weeps helplessly at a Paris train station as a suitor-to-be roars with laughter at her melodrama.
                        AMAZON’S DIVINE PERIOD ROMANCE THE PURSUIT OF LOVE GIVES CLASSIC SOCIAL SATIRE A MODERN TWISTJUDY BERMANJULY 30, 2021TIME
                        In the meantime, after two years of inconclusive elections and political melodrama, many Israelis will welcome a return to some sense of normalcy.
                        WITH BENJAMIN NETANYAHU OUT IN ISRAEL, WHAT COMES NEXT FOR THE COUNTRY?IAN BREMMERJUNE 18, 2021TIME
                        The book is also a medical melodrama, a family mystery and a meditation on .
                        WITH ‘DOUBLE BLIND,’ EDWARD ST. AUBYN TASKS HIMSELF WITH A FORMIDABLE CHALLENGECHARLES ARROWSMITHJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                        In footage from that moment, you can see Barr speak to the commander, after which the commander’s head droops with seemingly intentional melodrama.
                        THE LINGERING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLEARING OF LAFAYETTE SQUAREPHILIP BUMPJUNE 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                        Compared with the melodrama of many Masters, Matsuyama’s 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, during which he often had a five-shot lead, might seem an entertaining but not hair-raising Masters finale.
                        HIDEKI MATSUYAMA’S DRAINING, PRESSURE-PACKED WIN MAKES THIS MASTERS MEMORABLETHOMAS M. BOSWELLAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                        Occasionally, and perhaps in an effort to avoid melodrama, the story feints away from emotional climaxes by leaping great expanses of time, which deflates some of the novel’s tension.
                        EMAN QUOTAH’S ENGROSSING DEBUT, ‘BRIDE OF THE SEA,’ OFFERS AMERICANS A NUANCED VIEW OF THE SAUDI KINGDOMKEIJA PARSSINENFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                        This observation influenced the unsentimental tone that The Milkmaid adopts, which is at odds with the melodrama often favored by Nollywood filmmakers.
                        THE POTENTIAL OSCAR FILM THAT’S TOO HOT FOR THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENTDANIEL MALLOYDECEMBER 16, 2020OZY
                        David has been reading “Saga,” a series he described as a “weird alien fantasy melodrama” with a “kind of progressive story.”
                        DATE LAB UPDATE: NEITHER HAD PLANNED TO GO ON THEIR SETUP. TODAY, THEY’RE BOTH STILL PLAYING IT BY EAR.MAUREEN O'CONNORDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
                        The original Carrie, how it weaves together melodrama and camp.
                        JUSTIN SIMIEN TALKS ‘BAD HAIR,’ FOLLOWING HIS GENRE OBSESSIONS, AND GETTING ‘FREE AS HELL’ IN ’80S HORROR SATIREISAAC FELDBERGOCTOBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
                        Beneath this melodrama, the circumstances are recounted at great length, and some halting verses conclude the mournful narration.
                        THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
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                        WORDS RELATED TO MELODRAMA

                        • anticlimax
                        • comedown
                        • letdown
                        • melodrama
                        • mush
                        • schmaltz
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