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Definition of Novel

Novel

  1. Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
  2. That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
  3. News; fresh tidings.
  4. A fictitious tale or narrative, professing to be conformed to real life; esp., one intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and particularly of love.
  5. A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.

Novel Quotations

I am still bowled over by this great young adult novel by David Levithan called 'Every Day,' which is about a character with no gender or body who wakes up every day in the body of a different person. It's a really impressive execution of a really great premise.
John Green

The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
James Rollins

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Jane Austen

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel - I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.
Suzanne Brockmann

Let me back up a little and tell you why I prefer writing to real life: You can rewrite. A novel, for example, can be cleaned up, altered, trimmed, improved. Life, on the other hand, is one big messy rough draft.
Harlan Coben
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Novel Translations

novel in Afrikaans is nuut
novel in Danish is ny
novel in Dutch is nieuw, opkomend
novel in Finnish is uusi
novel in French is roman, nouveau
novel in German is neuartig, Roman, neu
novel in Italian is romanzo
novel in Latin is novus
novel in Norwegian is ny
novel in Portuguese is novela, novo
novel in Spanish is novela, nuevo
novel in Swedish is ny, roman
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