Definition of 'novel'

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He's written a history of the romantic novel, from Pamela to the present day. Barnard, Robert DEATH IN PURPLE PROSE (2002)The computer wasn't even a strange or new or novel innovation. Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)Adam went over to the desk where Kenny was reading a paperback science-fiction novel. Stuart Harrison LOST SUMMER (2002)He actually gave her some of his stories to read, and part of a novel he was working on. John Colapinto ABOUT THE AUTHOR (2002)


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Translations for 'novel'

British English: novel /ˈnɒvl/ NOUN
A novel is a book containing a long story about imaginary people and events.
...a novel by a famous author.
  • American English: novel
  • Arabic: رِوَايَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: romance
  • Chinese: 小说
  • Croatian: roman
  • Czech: román
  • Danish: roman
  • Dutch: roman
  • European Spanish: novela
  • Finnish: romaani kirja
  • French: roman
  • German: Roman
  • Greek: μυθιστόρημα
  • Italian: romanzo
  • Japanese: 小説
  • Korean: 소설
  • Norwegian: roman
  • Polish: powieść
  • European Portuguese: romance
  • Romanian: roman
  • Russian: роман литературное произведение
  • Spanish: novela
  • Swedish: roman
  • Thai: นิยาย
  • Turkish: roman
  • Ukrainian: роман
  • Vietnamese: tiểu thuyết
British English: novel ADJECTIVE
Novel things are new and different from anything that has been done, experienced, or made before.
Protesters found a novel way of demonstrating against steeply rising oil prices.
  • American English: novel
  • Brazilian Portuguese: novo
  • Chinese: 新奇的
  • European Spanish: nuevo
  • French: original
  • German: neuartig
  • Italian: nuovo
  • Japanese: 目新しい
  • Korean: 새로운
  • European Portuguese: novo
  • Spanish: nuevo


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