feuilleton

[ foi-i-tn; French fœyuh-tawn ]
/ ˈfɔɪ ɪ tn; French fœyəˈtɔ̃ /

noun, plural feuil·le·tons [foi-i-tnz; French fœyuh-tawn] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnz; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/.

a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
an item printed in the feuilleton.

Origin of feuilleton

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

OTHER WORDS FROM feuilleton

feuil·le·ton·ism [foi-i-tn-iz-uh m, fœ-yi-] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnˌɪz əm, ˈfœ yɪ-/, nounfeuil·le·ton·ist, nounfeuil·le·ton·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for feuilleton

feuilleton
/ (ˈfʊɪˌtɒn, French fœjtɔ̃) /

noun

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

Derived forms of feuilleton

feuilletonism, nounfeuilletonist, nounfeuilletonistic, adjective

Word Origin for feuilleton

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