noun (plural romans-fleuves pronunc. same)
1A novel featuring the leisurely description of the lives of closely related people.
More 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.
French, literally 'river novel'.
Definition of roman-fleuve in:
- The US English dictionary