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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.
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.
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1. the practice among European newspapers of allowing space, usually at the bottom of a page or pages, for fiction, criticism, columnists, etc.
2. the practice of writing critical or familiar essays for the feuilleton pages. — feuilletonist, n.
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This would have provided material for a more careful review of the thesis that Kraus's Heine polemics targeted Viennese Jewish 'feuilletonism' and of the all too ready alignment of those polemics with Wagner's (whose Stabreime Spitzer parodied, to Kraus's approval).