noun tel·e·no·vela \ˌte-lə-nō-ˈve-lə\

Definition of telenovela

  1. :  a soap opera produced in and televised in or from many Latin American countries

Origin and Etymology of telenovela

Spanish, from tele- tele- + novela novel, serial drama

First Known Use: 1976

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of telenovela

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