noun, plural feuil·le·tons [foi-i-tnz; French fœyuh-tawn] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnz; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/.
Origin of feuilleton
Examples from the Web for feuilleton
He was not a "first-nighter," but dropped in to see a new piece whenever he wanted copy for his feuilleton.Aspects and Impressions|Edmund Gosse
The story first appeared as a feuilleton in the "Journal des Débats."The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
You write: "If I were the editor I would have returned this feuilleton to you for your own good."Letters of Anton Chekhov|Anton Chekhov
Don Julian came into the room reading the feuilleton of La Correspondencia, which he carefully preserved and stitched together.Froth|Armando Palacio Valds
"I always like to read the feuilleton on the drama," I said.The Moon and Sixpence|W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for feuilleton
Word Origin for feuilleton
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]