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feuilleton

[foi-i-tn; French fœyuh-tawn] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tn; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/
noun, plural feuilletons
[foi-i-tnz; French fœyuh-tawn] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnz; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
2.
an item printed in the feuilleton.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French, equivalent to feuillet little leaf (feuille (< Latin folium leaf) + -et -et) + -on noun suffix
Related forms
feuilletonism
[foi-i-tn-iz-uh m, fœ-yi-] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnˌɪz əm, ˈfœ yɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
feuilletonist, noun
feuilletonistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for feuilletonistic

feuilleton

/ˈfʊɪˌtɒn; French fœjtɔ̃/
noun
1.
the part of a European newspaper carrying reviews, serialized fiction, etc
2.
such a review or article
Derived Forms
feuilletonism, noun
feuilletonist, noun
feuilletonistic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French, from feuillet sheet of paper, diminutive of feuille leaf, from Latin folium
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Word Origin and History for feuilletonistic

feuilleton

n.

part of a French newspaper devoted to light literature and criticism (usually at the bottom of a page and separated by a rule), 1845, from French feuilleton (18c.), literally "a leaflet (added to a newspaper)," diminutive of feuille "leaf," from Latin folium (see folio).

Esp. applied in F. to the short story or serial with which newspapers filled up after the fall of Napoleon left them short of war news. This was the beginning of Dumas' and Eugène Sue's long novels. [Weekley]

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