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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 always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
Winston Churchill

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
Henry David Thoreau

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
Jim Rohn

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