Definition of telenovela in English:

telenovela

Line breaks: tele|novela
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪnəʊˌvɛlə
 
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noun

  • (In Latin America) a television soap opera.
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    • 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.
    • 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.

Origin

Spanish.

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