[ noun ] falsely emotional in a maudlin way

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The already faded pastel charms of the naive music itself vanish entirely in Fistoulari 's melodramatic contrasts between ultra vehement brute power and chilly , if suave , sentimentality .

[ noun ] extravagant or affected feeling or emotion

Related terms

sentiment mawkishness