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roman-fleuve

roman–fleuve

noun ro·man–fleuve \rō-ˌmäⁿ-ˈflœv, -ˈflə(r)v\
plural ro·mans–fleuves \-ˌmäⁿ-ˈflœv, ˈflə(r)v(z)\

Definition of ROMAN-FLEUVE

:  a novel in the form of a long usually easygoing chronicle of a social group (as a family or a community)

Origin of ROMAN-FLEUVE

French, literally, river novel
First Known Use: 1935

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