- (in Latin America and Hispanic communities) a television soap opera, usually having a limited number of episodes.
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Examples from the Web for telenovela
The love scene was just a sex dream—explaining a bit why it was so over the top, like an R-rated telenovela.Inside True Blood’s Steamy Gay Sex Scene
June 30, 2014
Rivera starred in a telenovela called Destilando Amor, or Distilling Love.
The personal life of Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, reads like a telenovela script.
In other words, the telenovela that is American Idol continues.Ellen's First Night
February 9, 2010
The Office came from the British original; Ugly Betty derived from a Colombian telenovela.Ben Silverman's Unlikely Rise
November 19, 2008