Melodramatics crossword clue. 11 letters on NewsMail Australia newspaper on May 8, 2017.
The answer is HISTRIONICS
The synonym are DRAMATIC ART – DRAMATICISM – EMOTIVENESS – HISTRIONISM – THEATRICALS – THEATRICISM – THESPIAN ART
Melodrama is 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”.