Definition of docusoap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäkyəˌsōp/


A documentary following people in a particular occupation or location over a period of time.
Example sentences
  • The cheap, shouty, schedule-packers which include talk shows and docusoaps, quiz shows and lifestyle-makeover or cookery slots all rely heavily on real people.
  • As UK television churns out dismal sitcoms and docusoaps, the nation that invented trash TV is taking risks and winning.
  • It was a startlingly original format, combining the popular docusoap and game show genres with the voyeuristic qualities of the webcam and closed-circuit television.


1990s: from docu- + soap (sense 2 of the noun).

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Syllabification: doc·u·soap

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