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feuilleton

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noun feuil·le·ton \ˌfə-yə-ˈtōⁿ, ˌfər- ˌfœ-\

Definition of feuilleton

  1. 1 :  a part of a European newspaper or magazine devoted to material designed to entertain the general reader

  2. 2 :  something (as an installment of a novel) printed in a feuilleton

  3. 3 a :  a novel printed in installments b :  a work of fiction catering to popular taste

  4. 4 :  a short literary composition often having a familiar tone and reminiscent content

feuil·le·ton·ism play \-ˈtō(ⁿ)-ˌni-zəm\ noun
feuil·le·ton·ist play \-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


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