- a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
- an item printed in the feuilleton.
Origin of feuilleton
Examples from the Web for feuilleton
In 1827-28, during its palmiest days, the Constitutionnel had no Roman feuilleton.
"I always like to read the feuilleton on the drama," I said.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
Fedor Ivnitch shuddered: the feuilleton was marked with a pencil.A Nobleman's Nest
These extracts do not occur in the feuilleton as published in English.The Key to the Bront Works
He is also to publish a new novel in the feuilleton of the Siècle.
- the part of a European newspaper carrying reviews, serialized fiction, etc
- such a review or article
Word Origin and History for feuilleton
part of a French newspaper devoted to light literature and criticism (usually at the bottom of a page and separated by a rule), 1845, from French feuilleton (18c.), literally "a leaflet (added to a newspaper)," diminutive of feuille "leaf," from Latin folium (see folio).
Esp. applied in F. to the short story or serial with which newspapers filled up after the fall of Napoleon left them short of war news. This was the beginning of Dumas' and Eugène Sue's long novels. [Weekley]