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roman à clef

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noun ro·man à clef \rō-ˌmä(ⁿ)n-(ˌ)ä-ˈklā\

Definition of roman à clef

plural romans à clef \-ˌmäⁿ-(ˌ)zä-\

  1. :  a novel in which real persons or actual events figure under disguise




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