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roman à clef

roman à clef

roman à clef

noun, plural ro·mans à clef [raw-mahn za kle] /rɔ mɑ̃ za ˈklɛ/. French.

  1. a novel that represents historical events and characters under the guise of fiction.

noun plural romans à clef (rɔmɑ̃ a kle)

  1. a novel in which real people are depicted under fictitious names

A novel in which actual people and places are disguised as fictional characters. Roman à clef is French for “novel with a key.”

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