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Friday word: Roman a clef

roman à clef ,n. ro·man à clef \rō-ˌmä(ⁿ)n-(ˌ)ä-ˈklā\
(
plural romans à clef \-ˌmäⁿ-(ˌ)zä-\)

: a novel in which real persons or actual events figure under disguise

Etymology:

French, literally, novel with a key


First Known Use: 1893
Tags: french, literature, phrase, r, wordsmith: med_cat
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