[ foi-i-tn; French fœyuh-tawn ]
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noun,plural feuil·le·tons [foi-i-tnz; French fœyuh-tawn]. /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnz; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/.
  1. a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.

  2. 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-uhm, fœ-yi-], /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnˌɪz əm, ˈfœ yɪ-/, noun
  • feuil·le·ton·ist, noun
  • feuil·le·ton·is·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for feuilleton


/ (ˈfʊɪˌtɒn, French fœjtɔ̃) /

  1. the part of a European newspaper carrying reviews, serialized fiction, etc

  2. such a review or article

Origin of feuilleton

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

Derived forms of feuilleton

  • feuilletonism, noun
  • feuilletonist, noun
  • feuilletonistic, adjective

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