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feuil·le·ton

 (fœ′yə-tôN′)
n.
1.
a. The part of a European newspaper devoted to light fiction, reviews, and articles of general entertainment.
b. An article appearing in such a section.
2.
a. A novel published in installments.
b. A light, popular work of fiction.
3. A short literary essay or sketch.

[French, from feuillet, sheet of paper, little leaf, diminutive of feuille, leaf, from Old French foille, from Latin folium; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

feuil′le·ton′ism (-tôn′ĭz′əm, -tôN′nĭz′-) n.
feuil′le·ton′ist n.

feuilleton

(ˈfʊɪˌtɒn; French fœjtɔ̃)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) the part of a European newspaper carrying reviews, serialized fiction, etc
2. (Journalism & Publishing) such a review or article
[C19: from French, from feuillet sheet of paper, diminutive of feuille leaf, from Latin folium]
ˈfeuilletonism n
ˈfeuilletonist n
ˌfeuilletonˈistic adj

feuil•le•ton

(ˈfɔɪ ɪ tn; Fr. fœyəˈtɔ̃)

n., pl. -tons (-tnz; Fr. -ˈtɔ̃)
1. a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
2. an item printed in the feuilleton.
[1835–45; < French]
feuil′le•ton•ism, n.
feuil′le•ton•ist, n.
feuil`le•ton•is′tic, adj.
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8) As a serial novel appearing in the press, Zola's roman feuilleton demanded to be read alongside the news, with the news, through the news--and to have the news read through it.
Maintenant je vais chercher" (cited in Nora Atkinson, Eugene Sue et le roman feuilleton 16).
Reminders that money (in the form of acceptability to public taste) was key to the development of artistic genres such as the roman feuilleton and grand opera are welcome, but they need to be counterbalanced by detailed attention to other, less market-driven, elements of the culture.