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feuilleton

[ foi-i-tn; French fœyuh-tawn ]

noun

, plural feuil·le·tons [foi, -i-tnz, f, œ, y, uh, -, tawn].
  1. a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
  2. an item printed in the feuilleton.


feuilleton

/ fœjtɔ̃; ˈfʊɪˌtɒn /

noun

  1. the part of a European newspaper carrying reviews, serialized fiction, etc
  2. such a review or article


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Derived Forms

  • ˈfeuilletonism, noun
  • ˈfeuilletonist, noun
  • ˌfeuilletonˈistic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • feuil·le·ton·ism [foi, -i-tn-iz-, uh, m, fœ, -yi-], noun
  • feuille·ton·ist noun
  • feuille·ton·istic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of feuilleton1

1835–45; < French, equivalent to feuillet little leaf ( feuille (< Latin folium leaf ) + -et -et ) + -on noun suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of feuilleton1

C19: from French, from feuillet sheet of paper, diminutive of feuille leaf, from Latin folium
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Example Sentences

Then I picked up a French paper and proceeded to read it—all but the feuilleton.

It was like Jules Janin to make his own marriage the subject of a Feuilleton.

"You speak as if it were a feuilleton in the 'Figaro,'" observed the marquis.

Her Russian was in Moscow, her recent tips at Auteuil had proved disastrous, her latest feuilleton had been rejected.

A month afterwards my signature might have been read at the foot of a feuilleton of fifteen columns.

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