one of the most popular and admired television programmes for young children, made in the US and also shown in the UK and other countries. It teaches children about numbers, letters etc in an amusing way, and it also deals with social questions such as racism and attitudes to people who are disabled. The characters who appear in the programme include Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and the Cookie Monster.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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