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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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References in classic literature ?
He called them his "petticoat gazettes," his "talking feuilletons." Never did Monsieur de Sartines have spies more intelligent and less expensive, or minions who showed more honor while displaying their rascality of mind.
A literary man becomes professor of something or other, or a journalist at a hundred francs for a thousand lines; he writes "feuilletons," or he gets into Saint-Pelagie for a brilliant article that offends the Jesuits,--which of course is an immense benefit to him and makes him a politician at once.
"I always like to read the feuilleton on the drama," I said.
"You speak as if it were a feuilleton in the 'Figaro,' " observed the marquis.
He was famous in Ukraine almost exclusively for his feuilletons, and achieved enormous popularity in this genre in the 1920s, especially among the peasant population.
C'est ce qu'un certain nombre de nos feuilletons tentent de transmettre[beaucoup plus grand que], explique-t-il, soulignant que le but est d'offrir au large public ce qu'il a de plus frais et de plus vrai.
Fatima Tihihite a egalement participe a plusieurs feuilletons diffuses sur la premiere et la deuxieme chaines marocaines.
His strength lies in shorter genres, in funny stories, sketches, and feuilletons. In these he is able to create a special atmosphere of half-fiction, half-reality.
Ce qui justifie le fait qu'elle n'apparaEt que dans les feuilletons de son pere Nour El Cherif.
The new third volume contains primarily the weekly feuilletons that Gautier published in La Presse between 1841 and 1842.
Small forms of literary prose--such as aphorisms, prose poems, prose sketches, Feuilletons, Denkbilder, autobiographical notes, and short short stories--play a crucial role in the development of literary modernism in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, subverting existing genre conventions and exploring new modes of literary expression at the intersections of established genre traditions and discourses.