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novella  (nəʊˈvɛlə



(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'

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


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