Definition of docusoap in English:

docusoap

Line breaks: docu|soap
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒkjusəʊp
 
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noun

  • A documentary following people in a particular occupation or location over a period of time: the docusoap Airport reminded many of us exactly why we stay put
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    • 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.

Origin

1990s: blend of documentary and soap.

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