Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a melodrama of; render melodramatic.

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  • verb transitive To make melodramatic.

Etymologies

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Blend of melodrama and dramatize

Examples

  • The attribution of the phrase "the Industrial Revolution" to the reigns of the two last Hanoverian Georges was the outcome of deliberate attempts to melodramatize economic history in order to fit it into the Procrustean Marxian schemes.

    The Austrian Economists:

  • The attribution of the phrase "the Industrial Revolution" to the reigns of the two last Hanoverian Georges was the outcome of deliberate attempts to melodramatize economic history in order to fit it into the Procrustean Marxian schemes.

    The Revolution that Never Was - The Austrian Economists

  • O. Henry came very near to her, but did he not melodramatize her a little, sometimes cheapen her by his epigrammatic appraisal, fit her too neatly into his plot?

    Pipefuls

  • Director Reid Davis and his cast turn in a decent effort, but this adaptation is just a bit more stageworthy than the bulk of lugubrious versions that melodramatize Chekhov.

    The Berkeley Daily Planet, The East Bay's Independent Newspaper

  • Speaking to Off the Record on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 13, Mr. Keller said: "I'm not going to comment on the internal dynamics of the bureau, except to say you shouldn't melodramatize what's gone on there.

    TIMES Stars Spar: Reporters Rock Baghdad Bureau

  • Speaking to Off the Record on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 13, Mr. Keller said: "I'm not going to comment on the internal dynamics of the bureau, except to say you shouldn't melodramatize what's gone on there.

    TIMES Stars Spar: Reporters Rock BAGHDAD BUREAU

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