feuilleton


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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.
References in classic literature ?
You speak as if it were a feuilleton in the 'Figaro,' " observed the marquis.
He called them his "petticoat gazettes," his "talking feuilletons.
Il avait campe un role principal dans le feuilleton de TV 4 [beaucoup moins que] Axxam N Da Meziane [beaucoup plus grand que] ou il etait [beaucoup moins que] Amoumchiche dhougharda [beaucoup plus grand que] (chat et souris) avec le maire grincheux qu'etait Arezki Siouani.
The Israeli occupation soldiers locked me up in a metal container for long hours before they ultimately transferred me to the Jaabara detention center, near al-Khalil city," the child said as he dredged up the episodes of such a nightmarish feuilleton.
In 1884, the great Bulgarian writer, Aleko Konstantinov, wrote a feuilleton to express his indignation at the electoral practices he witnessed during the parliamentary elections that year.
Le clan de l'opposition a declenche une farouche attaque contre le verdict, en s'indignant de voir Moubarak acquitte et en soulignant que ce verdict n'est qu'une scene dans le feuilleton d'acquittement de tous les anciens symboles du regime renverse.
7 FICTIONS/LE FEUILLETON, FRANCE CULTURE RADIO (MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:35-9:00 PM)
First published in 1850 as a feuilleton in twenty-seven installments, it is a work shaped by constraint--the censor's newly imposed tax on the serial novel, which Nerval, with tongue-in-cheek obedience, is determined to avoid.
Le projet de loi a ensuite ete renvoye a l'Assemblee avec certains amendements le lendemain, puis inscrit au Feuilleton pour etude en troisieme lecture.
Par exemple, l'exploitation par endroits des procedes feuilletonesques ou melodramatiques, pourtant condamnes ailleurs au nom des valeurs classiques (Correspondance VII: 99-101; Lucrezia Floriani 681-686; Moliere 309-312), problematise la reception de certains romans, tel La Filleule, qui pousse le paradoxe jusqu'a osciller entre feuilleton populaire et pastiche ironique (Rambeau 9-10).
First, feuilleton; "n 1 a section of a European newspaper containing reviews, serial fiction, and articles of general interest; 2 an article, review, or other piece published in a feuilleton.
La terza parte chiude il libro esaminando la funzione del sogno nei tre modi letterari della rappresentazione teatrale, del feuilleton e del racconto fantastico.