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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French nouveau. Recognized as English in 1828.

AdjectiveEdit

nouveau (not comparable)

  1. New, fashionable.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nouveau, from Old French novel, from Latin novellus, from novus (new), from Proto-Italic *nowos, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nouveau (masculine singular before vowel nouvel, feminine singular nouvelle, masculine plural nouveaux, feminine plural nouvelles)

  1. new

Usage notesEdit

  • nouveau is a French adjective which when possessing an attributive function can precede its noun.
  • When used in the masculine singular, nouveau becomes nouvel before a word beginning with a vowel or a mute h.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

nouveau m (plural nouveaux, feminine nouvelle)

  1. New person, new thing.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French novel, from Latin novellus, from novus (new).

AdjectiveEdit

nouveau m (feminine singular nouvelle, masculine plural nouveaux, feminine plural nouvelles)

  1. new

AntonymsEdit

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