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Melodrama vs. Thriller

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Melodramanoun

A kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.

Thrillernoun

Something that thrills.

Melodramanoun

(countable) A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks

β€˜the melodrama in the grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".’;

Thrillernoun

A suspenseful, sensational genre of story, book, play or film.

Melodramanoun

Any situation or action which is blown out of proportion.

Thrillernoun

a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie

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Melodramanoun

Formerly, a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes. Now, a drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the gravedigging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".

Melodramanoun

an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

Melodrama

In modern usage, a melodrama is a dramatic work wherein the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization. Melodramas typically concentrate on dialogue, which is often bombastic or excessively sentimental, rather than action.

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