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Meaning of “soap opera” in the English Dictionary

"soap opera" in British English

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soap operanoun [C]

uk   us   (informal soap)
B1 a ​series of ​television or ​radioprogrammes about the ​lives and ​problems of a ​particulargroup of ​characters. The ​seriescontinues over a ​longperiod and is ​broadcast (several ​times) every ​week.

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

"soap opera" in American English

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soap operanoun [C]

 us   /ˈsoʊp ˌɑp·rə/ (infml soap,  /soʊp/ )
a ​televisionprogram, usually ​broadcast five ​days a ​week, about the ​lives of a ​particulargroup of ​characters
(Definition of soap opera from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “soap opera”
in Chinese (Simplified) 肥皂剧…
in Turkish pembe dizi, melodram dizisi…
in Russian мыльная опера…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肥皂劇…
in Polish opera mydlana…
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