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roman-fleuve

Pronunciation: /ˌrəʊmɒ̃ˈfləːv/
/ʀɔmɑ̃flœv/

noun (plural romans-fleuves pronounced same)

1A novel featuring the leisurely description of the lives of closely related people.
Example sentences
  • Among those who have set out to write a roman-fleuve and failed is this poet laureate.
  • There is something heroic about any novelist embarking upon that most Herculean of labours, a roman-fleuve.
1.1A sequence of related, self-contained novels.

Origin

French, literally 'river novel'.

Words that rhyme with roman-fleuve

conserve, curve, Deneuve, derv, hors d'oeuvre, nerve, observe, serve, subserve, swerve, verve

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