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English adjective: novel

1. novel original and of a kind not seen before


SamplesThe computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem.


Synonymsfresh, new


Similaroriginal


Antonymsunoriginal

2. novel pleasantly new or different


SamplesCommon sense of a most refreshing sort.


Synonymsrefreshing


Similarnew


Antonymsold


English noun: novel

1. novel (communication) an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story


Broader (hypernym)fiction


Narrower (hyponym)detective novel, dime novel, mystery novel, novelette, novella, penny dreadful, roman a clef, roman fleuve, romance

2. novel (artifact) a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction


SamplesHis bookcases were filled with nothing but novels.
He burned all the novels.


Broader (hypernym)book, volume









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