Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?


[raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/
noun, plural romans-fleuves
[raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/ (Show IPA).
saga (def 3). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for roman-fleuve


noun (pl) romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv)
a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations
Word Origin
literally: stream novel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for roman-fleuve

series of novels, each one complete in itself, that deals with one central character, an era of national life, or successive generations of a family

Learn more about roman-fleuve with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for roman-fleuve

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for roman

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with roman-fleuve