feuilleton


feuil·le·ton

noun \ˌfə-yə-ˈtōⁿ, ˌfər- ˌfœ-\

Definition of FEUILLETON

1
:  a part of a European newspaper or magazine devoted to material designed to entertain the general reader
2
:  something (as an installment of a novel) printed in a feuilleton
3
a :  a novel printed in installments
b :  a work of fiction catering to popular taste
4
:  a short literary composition often having a familiar tone and reminiscent content
feuil·le·ton·ism \-ˈtō(ⁿ)-ˌni-zəm\ noun
feuil·le·ton·ist \-nist\ noun

Origin of FEUILLETON

French, from feuillet sheet of paper, from Old French foillet, diminutive of foille leaf — more at foil
First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with FEUILLETON

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