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Novel Nov"el, a. [OF. novel, nuvel, F. nouvel, nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See New.] Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising. Note: In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors. Novel assignment (Law), a new assignment or specification of a suit. Syn: New; recent; modern; fresh; strange; uncommon; rare; unusual. Usage: Novel, New . Everything at its first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to prove more ingenious than sound., Novel Nov"el, n. [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.] 1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty. 2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.] Some came of curiosity to hear some novels. --Latimer. 3. 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. --Dryden. 4. [L. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles.] (Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.


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- a novel is a long prose narrative that describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story.
- is michael brodsky 's fifth novel. the title consists of precisely three asterisk s, as mentioned on the book's copyright page as part of
- moon of israel is a novel by rider haggard , first published in 1918 by john murray . the novel narrates the events of the biblical exodus
- the romance novel or romantic novel is a literary genre . novel s in this genre place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic
- a historical novel is a novel set in the past and intended to evoke the conditions of a past period. many historical novels include
- a novelization (or novelisation) is a derivative novel which takes its story and its main characters from a film , tv series , comic strip
- harry potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the british author j. k. rowling . the series, named after the titular
- dracula is an 1897 gothic horror novel by irish author bram stoker the novel tells the story of dracula's attempt to move from
- frankenstein; or, the modern prometheus is a novel written by british author mary shelley about eccentric scientist victor frankenstein ,
- ulysses is a novel by irish writer james joyce . it was first serialised in parts in the american journal the little review from march
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