entwicklungsroman

noun, often capitalized
ent·​wick·​lungs·​ro·​man | \ ent‧¦vik(ə)lu̇ŋ(k)srōˈmään \
plural entwicklungsromane\ -​nə \

Definition of entwicklungsroman

: an often autobiographical novel dealing with the development of a character from childhood to maturity

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History and Etymology for entwicklungsroman

German, from entwicklung development + roman novel

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“Entwicklungsroman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entwicklungsroman. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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