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novella (nəʊˈvɛlə Pronunciation for novella



(plural) -las, -le  (-leɪ) 
  1. (formerly) a short narrative tale, esp a popular story having a moral or satirical point, such as those in Boccaccio's Decameron
  2. a short novel; novelette

Word Origin

C20: from Italian; see novel1

Example Sentences Including 'novella'

An even more unlikely relationship lies at the heart of the title novella.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
But if I've only got two or three weeks, I suppose it'll have to be a novella.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Parisian writer Graff has written a slim (at 99 pages) novella , but it's no less depressing or nasty for it.
Australian News Misc (2005)
Radio 4 is serialising the novella in Book at Bedtime from tonight at 10.45pm
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
The morrow, Sunday, would mark the forty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Amanda Schafer's lovely novella , Rosenstrauch-maria.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
This was the story that became almost word for word the starting point of Stevenson's novella `The Beach of Fales '.
Unimpressive as he is, at the end of the novella we look at him with respect and compassion.
India Today (1999)


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