space-opera

space opera

[op-er-uh, op-ruh]
noun
a television or radio drama or motion picture that is a science-fiction adventure story.

Origin:
1945–50

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space opera
 
n
a science fiction drama, such as a film or television programme, esp one dealing with interplanetary flight

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