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noun 
  1. A television serial, typically broadcast in the afternoon or evening, about the lives of melodramatic characters, which are often filled with strong emotions, highly dramatic situations and suspense.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: soap
    1. Dutch, soap , soapreeks , soapserie
    2. French: feuilleton , soap opera , soap
    3. Italian: telenovela
    4. German: soap
    5. Spanish: telenovela , culebrón
Etymology: From soap + opera: soap from the consistent soap and detergent commercials during the shows that were aimed at women who were cleaning their house at the time of viewing; opera from the fact that the shows were so melodramatic.


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