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Novel meaning

novel - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
  2. 2. That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
  3. 3. News; fresh tidings.
  4. 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. 5. A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
  6. 6. A fictitious tale.
  7. 7. New; unusual.

novel - examples of usage

  1. They did not like their neighbours to think that they were doing anything novel. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Look at the average novel! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. She was instantly anxious to know what he meant, and the novel and Miss Leighton's affair were both dropped out of their thoughts. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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