feuil·le·ton (fy-tô) n.
- The part of a European newspaper devoted to light fiction, reviews, and articles of general entertainment.
- An article appearing in such a section.
- A novel published in installments.
- A light, popular work of fiction.
- 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-3 in Indo-European roots.]
feuille·tonism (-tônzm, -tônz-) n.
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