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melodrama (s) (noun), melodramas (pl)
1. A presentation by actors that is marked by the use of suspense, sensational episodes, romantic sentiment, and a conventionally happy ending.
2. Etymology: The term melodrama originated from the early 19th-century French word mélodrame which came from Late Latin drama, "a theatrical presentation".
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melodrama (s) (noun), melodramas (pl)
A stage or film production portraying an emotional topic utilising exaggerated feelings, excitement, gestures, and phrases: Monica Havers made her living in the television industry, often playing distraught heroines in medical themed melodramas.
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