Meaning of “soap opera” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"soap opera" in British English

See all translations

soap operanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsəʊp ˌɒp.ər.ə/ us /ˈsoʊp ˌɑː.pɚ.ə/ informal soap

B1 a series of television or radio programmes about the lives and problems of a particular group of characters. The series continues over a long period and is broadcast (several times) every week.

More examples

(Definition of “soap opera” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soap opera" in American English

See all translations

soap operanoun [ C ]

us /ˈsoʊp ˌɑp·rə/ infml soap, /soʊp/

a television program, usually broadcast five days a week, about the lives of a particular group of characters

(Definition of “soap opera” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)