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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

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

Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
W. H. Auden

Well, you know, in any novel you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against, and villains - I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons. Either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong.
Dan Brown

I pretty much drink a cup of coffee, write in my journal for a while, and then sit at a computer in my office and torture the keys. My one saving grace as a writer is that, if I'm having trouble with the novel I'm writing, I write something else, a poem or a short story. I try to avoid writer's block by always writing something.
Jess Walter
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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