entwicklungsroman

noun, often capitalized ent·wick·lungs·ro·man \ent‧¦vik(ə)lu̇ŋ(k)srōˈmään\

Definition of entwicklungsroman

plural

entwicklungsromane

\-nə\
  1. :  an often autobiographical novel dealing with the development of a character from childhood to maturity

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Origin and Etymology of entwicklungsroman

German, from entwicklung development + roman novel


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