One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Latin America) a television soap opera.
- ‘Favorite programs include cartoons and old movies from the United States, and Mexican telenovelas (soap operas).’
- ‘Venezuela was one of the first exporters of telenovelas (soap operas) to the South American continent and the world.’
- ‘On the wildly popular telenovelas, the soap operas that are a programming staple of both networks, the starring roles are almost always filled by white Latino actors who typically play members of the upper class.’
- ‘There are numerous stories that would make wonderful plots for the telenovelas that are so popular today in Latin America.’
- ‘After all, more than 40 per cent of the top-rated shows around the world are mini-series, sitcoms, soap operas, movies and telenovelas.’
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