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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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(ˈfʊɪˌtɒn; French fœjtɔ̃)
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
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(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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In the contemporary case, the journalist and feuilletonist Hendrik Werner wrote in the national German newspaper Die Welt in 2009,
The watercolorist is perhaps a feuilletonist in the field of painting.
While modern Hebrew literature contains scattered feuilletonist short-shorts and other ktsartsarim variants that predate the appearance of Hever and Ron's collection, the form can only properly be said to have emerged in the last two decades of the twentieth century.
The Swiss writer Robert Walser moved to Berlin in 1905, at the age of twenty-seven, and remained there until around 1913, during which time he made a precarious living as a feuilletonist and theater critic while writing The Tanners, The Assistant, and Jakob von Guten.
A former feuilletonist, Beauvais unrepentantly, yet with intense sadistic pleasure and horror, engages in graphic self-dissection in print.
Now, for the first time, Ross has turned his feuilletonist's sensibility to a longer form, the book, and he's made a terrific debut on the big stage.
Kraus's aesthetic preference for Grossmann, as a mere 'occasion' for weaving his own satirical glosses out of extracts from this routine feuilletonist's raw material, involves not taking him as a serious opponent, but as the epitome of journalistic writing so spurious that not even its author could have believed it (F 608-12, 1922, p.
A career functionary at the Ministry of the Interior by day, novelist and feuilletonist on evenings and weekends, as well as president of the newly formed Academie Goncourt, Huysmans juggled more guises, as well as poses, than any other literary figure of his day.
is stale and empty as was ever the soul of a feuilletonist [newspaper columnist] banished from his familiar circles.'
Alliteration is a favorite fancy of feuilletonist Ryann Connell.
("With the Haussmannization of Paris, the phantasmagoria was rendered in stone," Benjamin says.) But he then begins to add new elements as well: large chunks about the political visionaries Saint-Simon and Fourier, long excursuses into the 1848 uprising and the bloody Paris Commune of 1871, close reading of the dozens of partisan newspapers and feuilletonist serial publications of the century's highly charged second half.