a radio or television series depicting the interconnected lives of many characters often in a sentimental, melodramatic way.
a serialized drama, usually dealing with domestic themes and characterized by sentimentality, broadcast on radio or television
A radio or television serial with stock characters in domestic dramas that are noted for being sentimental and melodramatic. For example, She just watches soap operas all day long. This term originated in the mid-1930s and was so called because the sponsors of the earliest such radio shows were often soap manufacturers.
Real-life situation resembling one that might occur in a soap opera, as in She just goes on and on about her various medical and family problems, one long soap opera. [ 1940s ]
noun 1. a small pad, usually of steel wool, containing a strong soap and used especially to scour pots and pans.
noun 1. a Californian plant, Chlorogalum pomeridianum, of the lily family, the bulb of which was used by the Indians as a soap. 2. any of various other plants having parts that can be used as a soap.
noun 1. a massive variety of talc with a soapy or greasy feel, used for hearths, washtubs, tabletops, carved ornaments, etc. noun 1. a massive compact soft variety of talc, used for making tabletops, hearths, ornaments, etc Also called steatite soapstone (sōp’stōn’) A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc, but also including […]
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. suds made with water and soap. plural noun 1. foam or lather made from soap