[raw-mah na kle] /rɔ mɑ na ˈklɛ/
noun, plural romans à clef
[raw-mahn za kle] /rɔ mɑ̃ za ˈklɛ/ (Show IPA). French.
a novel that represents historical events and characters under the guise of fiction.
roman à clef
/rɔmɑ̃ a kle/
noun (pl) romans à clef (rɔmɑ̃ a kle)
a novel in which real people are depicted under fictitious names
roman à clef [(roh-mahn ah klay)]
A novel in which actual people and places are disguised as fictional characters. Roman à clef is French for “novel with a key.”
noun 1. Latin alphabet. Roman alphabet noun 1. the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans for the writing of Latin, based upon an Etruscan form derived from the Greeks and ultimately from the Phoenicians. The alphabet serves for writing most of the languages of W Europe and many other languages
noun 1. a semicircular arch. noun 1. another name for Norman arch
- Roman bath
noun a large sunken bathtub with a whirlpool component; also called Roman tub
- Roman blind
noun 1. a window blind consisting of a length of material which, when drawn up, gathers into horizontal folds from the bottom