Other Word Forms of Melodrama
Origin of Melodrama
From French mélodrame, the second element refashioned by analogy with drama; ultimately from Ancient Greek μέλος (melos, “limb", “member", “song", “tune", “melody") + δρᾶμα (drāma, “deed", “theatrical act"). Compare melodrame. Cognate to German Melodram and Spanish melodrama.
Alteration of melodrame from French mélodrame spoken drama that includes some musical accompaniment, melodrama Greek melos song French drame drama (from Late Latin drāma drama)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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