roman–fleuve

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

Definition of roman–fleuve

plural

romans–fleuves

\-ˌmäⁿ-ˈflœv, ˈflə(r)v(z)\
  1. :  a novel in the form of a long usually easygoing chronicle of a social group (such as a family or a community)

Origin and Etymology of roman–fleuve

French, literally, river novel

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