roman-fleuve

noun ro·man-fleuve \ rō-ˌmäⁿ-ˈflœv , -ˈflərv , -ˈfləv \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of roman-fleuve

plural romans-fleuves play \rō-ˌmäⁿ-ˈflœv, -ˈflərv(z), -ˈfləv(z)\
: 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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