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bildungsroman

noun bil·dungs·ro·man \ˈbil-dŋ(k)s-rō-ˌmän, -dŋz-\

Definition of BILDUNGSROMAN

:  a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character

Origin of BILDUNGSROMAN

German, from Bildung education + Roman novel
First Known Use: 1910

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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