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Definition of melodrama:

(n) : a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes (archaic); 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 grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio"
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Definition of melodrama:

(n) : a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes (archaic); 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 grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio"

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