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Etymology

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French nouveau. Recognized as English in 1828. Doublet of novel.

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Adjective

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nouveau (not comparable)

  1. New, fashionable.

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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French nouveau, from Old French novel, from Latin novellus.

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Adjective

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

  1. new, novel

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  • 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.

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Descendants

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  • Haitian Creole: nouvo
  • Mauritian Creole: nouvo
  • Seychellois Creole: nouvo
  • English: nouveau

Noun

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nouveau m (plural nouveaux, feminine nouvelle)

  1. new person, new thing
    Antonym: vieux

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Middle French

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Etymology

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

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Adjective

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

  1. new

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  • (antonym(s) of new): vieulx

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