novel

1. adjective /ˈnɒvl̩,ˈnɑvəl/
a) new, original, especially in an interesting way
b) new
2. noun /ˈnɒvl̩,ˈnɑvəl/
a) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work.

merry tales [...] such as the old woman told of Psyche in Apuleius, Boccace novels, and the rest, quarum auditione pueri delectantur, senes narratione, which some delight to hear, some to tell, all are well pleased with.

b) A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story.
See Also: novella

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  • Novel — Novel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Novel — Nov el, a. [OF. novel, nuvel, F. nouvel, nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See {New}.] Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising. [1913 Webster] Note: In civil law,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Novel — Escudo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Novel — Nov el, n. [F. nouvelle. See {Novel}, a.] 1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Some came of curiosity to hear some novels. Latimer. [1913 Webster] 3. A fictitious tale or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novel — I adjective alien, anomalous, bizarre, different, distinctive, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, foreign, fresh, innovative, inusitate, irregular, modern, neoteric, neoterical, new, newly come, nonconformist, novus, odd, original, peculiar,… …   Law dictionary

  • novel — ‘Que se estrena en una actividad’: «Marta lloraba, reía y suspiraba sola, como un padre novel en la antesala del paritorio» (Longares Romanticismo [Esp. 2001]). Es voz aguda: [nobél]. No es correcta la forma llana ⊕ nóvel. No debe confundirse con …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • novel — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Que acaba de empezar en una actividad o profesión: La autora de este libro es una escritora novel, pero de cierta fama. Pepe es novel, pero no conduce mal …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • novel — [näv′əl] adj. [ME novell < OFr novel < L novellus, dim. of novus, NEW] new and unusual; esp., being the first of its kind n. [It novella < L neut. pl. of novellus (see NOVEL the adj. ), hence, orig., new things, news] 1. Obs. NOVELLA… …   English World dictionary

  • novel — [adj] new, original at cutting edge*, atypical, avant garde, breaking new ground*, contemporary, different, far cry*, fresh, funky*, innovative, just out*, modernistic, neoteric, newfangled, new fashioned, now*, odd, offbeat, peculiar, rare,… …   New thesaurus

  • novel — (Del cat. novell, nuevo). adj. Que comienza a practicar un arte o una profesión, o tiene poca experiencia en ellos. U. t. c. s.) ☛ V. caballero novel …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • novel — Ⅰ. novel [1] ► NOUN ▪ a fictitious prose narrative of book length. ORIGIN from Italian novella storia new story . Ⅱ. novel [2] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ interestingly new or unusual …   English terms dictionary

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