What does soap opera mean?

Definitions for soap opera
ˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rəsoap oper·a

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word soap opera.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soap operanoun

    a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products)

Wiktionary

  1. soap operanoun

    A radio or television serial, typically broadcast in the afternoon or evening, about the lives of melodramatic characters, which are often filled with strong emotions, highly dramatic situations and suspense.

    Etymology: From soap + opera: soap from the soap and detergent commercials originally broadcast during the shows, which were aimed at women who were cleaning their house at the time of viewing; opera from the melodramatic character of the shows.

Freebase

  1. Soap opera

    A soap opera, often referred to simply as a soap, is an ongoing, episodic work of usually dramatic genre, that is fictionally presented in serial format on radio or as television programming. The name soap opera stems from the original dramatic serials' broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers, such as Dial Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Lever Brothers, as sponsors and producers.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce soap opera?

How to say soap opera in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soap opera in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soap opera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of soap opera in a Sentence

  1. Chris Hemsworth:

    Back when I was still on the soap, I became incredibly insecure and full of anxiety because I didn't know if I was any good. I spent years being angsty, constantly telling people I wasn't just part of a soap opera, that I was a real artist, and I remember Luke sort of snapping, telling me to shut up, that he was sick of hearing it.

  2. Stephen King:

    And, you know, there was something about Mike Pence that’s creepy, and I think it has something to do with the hair. The hair doesn’t look like it has strands. It’s just there. He’s like the mean doctor on a soap opera, the one who sells drugs, you know, or has a prostitution ring from Bulgaria or something. He has that look.

  3. Jessica Morgan:

    For Americans, the royal family is not a political issue, for us, they are like a very long running soap opera.

  4. Nick Bullen:

    The British royal family is the best soap opera in town, it's as simple as that.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Politics in a democratic society should not be treated like a baseball game, a game show or a soap opera. The times are too serious for that.

Images & Illustrations of soap opera

  1. soap operasoap operasoap operasoap operasoap opera


Translations for soap opera

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for soap opera »

Translation

Find a translation for the soap opera definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these soap opera definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "soap opera." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/soap+opera>.

    Are we missing a good definition for soap opera? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. suspicious
    • B. handsome
    • C. disjointed
    • D. opaque

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for soap opera: