Definitions for feuilletonˈfɔɪ ɪ tn; Fr. fœyəˈtɔ̃; -tnz; Fr. -ˈtɔ̃

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  1. feuilleton(Noun)

    A marked off small section of a European newspaper page where usually some light or entertaining article is printed.

  2. feuilleton(Noun)

    A light or entertaining article, usually published in a marked off small section of a European newspaper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feuilleton(noun)

    a part of a French newspaper (usually the bottom of the page), devoted to light literature, criticism, etc.; also, the article or tale itself, thus printed

  2. Origin: [F., from feulle leaf.]


  1. Feuilleton

    Feuilleton was originally a kind of supplement attached to the political portion of French newspapers, consisting chiefly of non-political news and gossip, literature and art criticism, a chronicle of the latest fashions, and epigrams, charades and other literary trifles. The feuilleton may be described as a "talk of the town", and a contemporary English-language example of the form is the "Talk of the Town" section of The New Yorker. In English newspapers, the term "feuilleton" instead came to refer to an installment of a serial story printed in one part of a newspaper. The genre of the feuilleton in its French sense was eventually included in English newspapers, but was not referred to as a feuilleton. In contemporary French, feuilleton takes on the definition of "soap opera," specifically ones aired for television. German and Polish newspapers still use the term for their literary and arts sections. The term feuilleton was invented by Julien Louis Geoffroy and Bertin the Elder, editors of the French Journal des Débats in 1800.

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