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roman-fleuve

[raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/
noun, plural romans-fleuves
[raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
saga (def 3).
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British Dictionary definitions for romans-fleuves

roman-fleuve

/rɔmɑ̃flœv/
noun (pl) romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv)
1.
a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations
Word Origin
literally: stream novel
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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

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