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roman-fleuve

[raw-mahn-flœv]
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noun, plural ro·mans-fleuves [raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/. French.
  1. saga(def 3).
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British Dictionary definitions for roman-fleuve

roman-fleuve

noun plural romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv)
  1. a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations

Word Origin

literally: stream novel
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