Definitions

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  • n. A television soap opera presented as a miniseries

Etymologies

From Spanish telenovela. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term telenovela derived from the Spanish and Portuguese terms for “novel” and “television” is the Hispanic equivalent of an American soap opera.

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  • Paisner said the three nominations for Capadocia reflect a growing trend toward higher quality television production in more countries outside the US Capadocia had the budget to spend a week shooting a single episode, compared to the typical Latin American telenovela which would do one episode in a day, Paisner said.

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  • "Capadocia" had the budget to spend a week shooting a single episode, compared to the typical Latin American telenovela which would do one episode in a day, Paisner said.

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  • My Peruvian colleagues and expedition co-leader, Rodolfo Salas, named it after a Colombian telenovela, which is like "Pedro El Escamoso," "Sleazy Pedro."

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  • "'Desperate Housewives' has many elements of a telenovela, which is the backbone of Latin American television," says Aranguibel.

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  • Strangely enough, one of the factors that brought about the popularity of the telenovela was the predominance of the PRI, Mexico's ruling political party - for so many years Mexico's only party.

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  • Earl Shorris is ingenious at finding ways to tell this story: prostitutes in the Plaza Loreto launch the discussion of economics; we are taken inside two crucial elections as Mexico struggles toward democracy; we watch the creation of a popular "telenovela" and meet the country's greatest living intellectual.

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  • LOS ANGELES -- A Spanish-language TV drama opened here on Tuesday -- not a "telenovela" soap opera, but rather a corporate fight that could reshape the Hispanic media landscape in the U.S.

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  • He looked like he could be an actor in a T.V. "telenovela" or in a movie.

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  • The thought occurs to me that it might be a kind of telenovela, since the format of two half-hours each week is like a soap but it has a definite beginning, middle and end.

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