roman-fleuve

noun
ro·​man-fleuve | \ rō-ˌmäⁿ-ˈflœv How to pronounce roman-fleuve (audio) , -ˈflərv, -ˈfləv \
plural romans-fleuves\ rō-​ˌmäⁿ-​ˈflœv How to pronounce romans-fleuves (audio) , -​ˈflərv(z) , -​ˈfləv(z) \

Definition of roman-fleuve

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

First Known Use of roman-fleuve

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roman-fleuve

French, literally, river novel

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“Roman-fleuve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roman-fleuve. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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