|Origin:||Maudlin 'Mary Magdalen' (14-16 centuries), from Old French Madeleine, from Latin Magdalena; because she was shown in pictures as crying|
talking or behaving in a sad, silly, and emotional way, especially when drunk
Sir Ralph was becoming maudlin after his third glass of claret.
a maudlin song, story, film etc tries too hard to make people feel emotions such as love or sadness and seems silly:
a song that is tender without being maudlin