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soap opera

noun [C] uk   us   (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.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 肥皂劇…
in Russian мыльная опера…
in Turkish pembe dizi, melodram dizisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肥皂剧…
in Polish opera mydlana…
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