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telenovela

[tel-uh-noh-vel-uh] /ˌtɛl ə noʊˈvɛl ə/
noun
1.
(in Latin America and Hispanic communities) a television soap opera, usually having a limited number of episodes.
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noun

a television soap opera in Latin America; a type of melodramatic serialized fiction produced and aired in most Latin American countries

Word Origin

Spanish

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