Definition of Soap opera

1. Noun. A serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products).

Generic synonyms: Serial, Series

Definition of Soap opera

1. Noun. A radio or 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soap Opera

soap bubble
soap bubbles
soap dish
soap dispenser
soap film
soap flakes
soap opera (current term)
soap operas
soap pad
soap powder
soap tree
soapberry family
soapberry tree
soapberry vine
soapbox car
soapbox cars

Literary usage of Soap opera

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1. Fantasy Islands: A Man's Guide to Exotic Women and International Travel by Wade T. Wilson (1998)
"Saying you are a soap opera fan could also cause confusion. What's a soap opera? What if she pulled out her Korean-English dictionary and looked up soap, ..."

2. Monarchies: What are King and Queens For? by Tom Bentley, James Wilsdon (2002)
"Redeemed characters How the nation views the monarchy as soap opera John Yorke If there is one story that drives soap opera, it's redemption. ..."

3. WMD Machete by Mark Plimsoll (2006)
"Estados Unidos Mexicanos leads Latin America in Television soap opera production, which they call "novellas" because they often begin as works of literature ..."

4. 1997 Consumer's Resource Handbook by Leslie L Byrne (1997)
"... NY 11580 Toll Free: 800-Snapple (762-7753) CORPORATE CONSUMER CONTACTS Soap Opera Digest soap opera Weekly see K-lll Solar Nutritionals see Thompson ..."

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