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Definition new and original — typically something considered good

More commonly, novel is used as a noun to refer to work of fiction that is published as a book. In the form novelty, the word can refer to an inexpensive, mass-produced item of interest such as a toy, trinket, or item given away to advertise.
  • We're looking for novel marketing ideas.
novel = new and original
  • It is a novel idea and just might work.
  • novel = new and original
  • The computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem.
  • novel = new and original
  • The idea that she had a separate existence outside our household was a novel one, to say nothing of her having command of two languages.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • novel = new
  • She both fits in perfectly yet remains slightly novel.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • novel = new and original
  • But enough of that for the present; let us go and see Master Pedro's show, for I am sure there must be something novel in it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • If you think about the world of a preschooler, they are surrounded by stuff they don't understand — things that are novel.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • novel = new and original
  • He remembered every detail of the previous day and he knew that a perfectly novel experience had befallen him, that he had received an impression unlike anything he had known before.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • The novelty had worn off.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • novelty = quality of being new and therefore interesting
  • He relished the role and concocted novel, grueling training regimens that his teammates still remember well.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • novel = new (not previously seen)
  • Kit had no idea that her methods were novel and surprising.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • novel = new
  • Half surprised by the novelty of these sensations, I allowed myself to be borne away by them, and forgetting my solitude and deformity, dared to be happy.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • novelty = newness
  • Not because he wanted to be forgiven for missing the meal—that didn't interest him at all, he might have rather enjoyed the punishment if it was done in some novel and unknown way.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • novel = new and original
  • I found the flint and struck it over the waiting tinder as I had seen Glaucos do so often, but never attempted myself. It took me several tries, and when the flames began to catch and spread at last, I felt a novel satisfaction.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • He sat for some time, meditatively frowning, then picked up his pen and wrote across the title-page: "The author's mathematical treatment of the conception of purpose is novel and highly ingenious, but heretical and, so far as the present social order is concerned, dangerous and potentially subversive."
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • novel = original
  • Some of the briefer articles, which contribute to make up the volume, have likewise been written since my involuntary withdrawal from the toils and honours of public life, and the remainder are gleaned from annuals and magazines, of such antique date, that they have gone round the circle, and come back to novelty again.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • novelty = quality of being new
  • Pierre was greatly surprised by his wife's view, to him a perfectly novel one, that every moment of his life belonged to her and to the family.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • novel = new and original
  • The whole thing was so novel and surprising that the General was completely overcome with happiness.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • novel = pleasantly new and original
  • The night in prison was novel and interesting enough.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • novel = new and original
  • Such meditation was a new thing for him, novel, sweet in a melancholy sort of way,
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
novel = pleasantly new and original

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