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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

I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
Iris Chang

Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
Robert Reed

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
Anais Nin

Part of writing a novel is being willing to leap into the blackness. You have very little idea, really, of what's going to happen. You have a broad sense, maybe, but it's this rash leap.
Chang-Rae Lee
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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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