Complete Definition of "novel"

English
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Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ˈnɒvəl/
:nŏvʹəl, /<tt>"[email protected]</tt>/
i-c|US IPA|/ˈnɑvəl/
:nävʹəl, /<tt>"[email protected]</tt>/
:audio|en-us-novel.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɒvəl|-ɒvəl

Etymology 1
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From Old French novel#Old French|novel (modern nouvel), from Latin novellus, from novus new.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. new, original, especially in an interesting way

Translations

Chinese: 新穎, 新颖
Dutch: nieuw
French: nouveau m, nouvelle f
German: neuartig, neu
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Greek: νέος m, νέα f, νέο n
Russian: романа m/f/n (romana)
Spanish: nuevo
Telugu: వినూత్న (vinootna)

Etymology 2
In various senses from Old French novelle (modern nouvelle) or Italian novella, both from Latin novella, a singular noun use of the neuter plural of novellus, from novus, new. Some senses came to English directly from the Latin.

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete a novelty
  2. a work of prose fiction, longer than a short story.
  3. historic A new legal constitution in ancient Rome

Derived terms
novelisation, novelization
novelist

Related terms
novella

Translations
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trans-top|work of prose fiction
Arabic: ARchar|رواية (riwāya) f
Bosnian: roman#Bosnian|roman m
Chinese: zh-ts|小說|小说 (xiǎoshuō)
Croatian: roman#Croatian|roman m
Czech: román m
Dutch: roman#Dutch|roman m
French: roman#French|roman m
German: Roman m
Greek: μυθιστόρημα (mythistorima) n
Hindi: कथा (kathā), कहानी (kahānī), उपन्यास (upanyās)
Hungarian: regény
Indonesian: novel
Italian: romanzo m
Japanese: 小説 (しょうせつ, shousetsu)
Korean: 소설 (soseol)
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Mongolian: роман (roman)
Persian: FAchar|رمان (român)
Polish: powieść f
Portuguese: novela f
Romanian: roman#Romanian|roman n
Russian: роман#Russian|роман m (roman)
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: роман#Serbian|роман m
:Latin: roman#Serbian|roman m
Slovene: roman#Slovene|roman m
Spanish: novela f
Swedish: roman#Swedish|roman c
Telugu: నవల (navala)
Turkish: roman
Vietnamese: tiểu thuyết
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