See also: növel and nővel

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: nŏvʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈnɒvl̩/
  • (US) enPR: nävʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈnɑvəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: novel
  • Rhymes: -ɒvəl

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English novel, from Old French novel (new, fresh, recent, recently made or done, strange, rare) (modern nouvel, nouveau), from Latin novellus (new, fresh, young, modern), diminutive of novus (new). Doublet of nouveau.

AdjectiveEdit

novel (comparative more novel, superlative most novel)

  1. Newly made, formed or evolved; having no precedent; of recent origin; new.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:new
  2. Original, especially in an interesting way; new and striking; not of the typical or ordinary type.
    Synonym: unusual
  3. (biology) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
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  • Said of ideas, ways, etc.

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Etymology 2Edit

 
Front page of Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, a notable example of a novel

Borrowed from Italian novella, from Latin novella, feminine of novellus. Doublet of novella

NounEdit

novel (plural novels)

  1. A work of prose fiction, longer than a novella. [from 17th c.]
  2. (historical) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work. [from 16th c.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition 2, section 2, member 4:
      merry tales [] such as the old woman told of Psyche in Apuleius, Boccace novels, and the rest, quarum auditione pueri delectantur, senes narratione, which some delight to hear, some to tell, all are well pleased with.
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DescendantsEdit

  • Bengali: নভেল (nôbhel)
  • Scottish Gaelic: nobhail
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English novel, from Old French novelle, from Latin novella, feminine of novellus.

NounEdit

novel (plural novels)

  1. (obsolete) A novelty; something new. [15th-18th c.]

Etymology 4Edit

Borrowed from Latin novella, feminine of novellus.

NounEdit

novel (plural novels)

  1. (classical studies, historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome. [from 17th c.]
    • 1979, Jeffrey Richards, The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages, 476–752, page 15:
      The normal and natural relationship of emperor and churchman was summed up by Justinian in one of his novels []

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch novelle, from Italian novella, from Latin novella, feminine of novellus. Doublet of novela and novelet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnovɛl]
  • Hyphenation: no‧vèl

NounEdit

novel (first-person possessive novelku, second-person possessive novelmu, third-person possessive novelnya)

  1. (literature) novel: a work of prose fiction, longer than a novella.
    Synonym: roman

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

novel

  1. Alternative form of navel

Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin novellus, from novus.

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novel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular novele)

  1. new

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Old OccitanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin novellus. Compare Old French novel.

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novel m (feminine singular novela, masculine plural novels, feminine plural novelas)

  1. new

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Catalan novell, from Latin novellus. Doublet of novillo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /noˈbel/, [noˈβ̞el]

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novel (plural noveles)

  1. novel, new

NounEdit

novel m or f (plural noveles)

  1. newbie, green

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