Definition of melodramatist in US English:



  • See melodrama

    • ‘He was a melodramatist, infusing all those silly melodramas with style, with signs and meanings.’
    • ‘Apart from the traditions of Italian stage farce it owes as much to silent comedy as the other films owe to the silent cinema's melodramatists.’
    • ‘The composer Zdenek Fibich - symphonist, opera composer, melodramatist, and composer of one of the most extended keyboard cycles written since Chopin - would have been l50.’
    • ‘Unfaithful is a moral tale told by a master melodramatist - full of grandiose sound and imagery, but signifying not much of anything.’
    • ‘As befits the melodramatist, the composer does not disdain ‘sensation music’.’