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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 melo·dra·ma /ˈmɛləˌdrɑmə, ˌdræ-/
 音樂劇,通俗劇,戲劇似的事件

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·o·dra·ma n.  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”.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 melodrama
      n : an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than
          characterization