roman-fleuve

[ raw-mahn-flœv ]
/ rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv /

noun, plural ro·mans-fleuves [raw-mahn-flœv]. /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/. French.

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British Dictionary definitions for roman-fleuve

roman-fleuve
/ French (rɔmɑ̃flœv) /

noun plural romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv)

a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations

Word Origin for roman-fleuve

literally: stream novel
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