Wednesday, February 06, 2013
feuilleton noun [FOI-i-tn] a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
Definitions for feuilleton
- a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
- an item printed in the feuilleton.
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Citations for feuilleton
The editor is impressed by my work and says he will consider my feuilleton, if I submit it this afternoon.
The novel in numbers is known with us, but the daily feuilleton has not yet been tried by our newspapers, the proprietors of some of which would, perhaps, do well to consider the matter.
Origin of feuilleton
Feuilleton originally referred to the light fiction or serial articles that commonly appeared in French newspapers in the 1840s after the fall of Napoleon. It is a diminutive form of the French word feuille meaning "leaf."