roman à clef

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French roman à clef (novel with a key)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /roːˌmɑ̃aˈklej/

Noun[edit]

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roman à clef (plural romans à clef)

  1. a piece of fiction, especially a novel, containing real-life people and/or events