Novel is defined as a fictional book.(noun)
An example of a novel is a book by Louisa May Alcott
The definition of novel is something new or different.(adjective)
An example of novel is an idea that has never been thought of before.
See novel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME novell < OFr novel < L novellus, dim. of novus, new
Origin: < LL novellae (constitutiones)Rom. Law a new law or decree, specif. one made by Justinian supplementary to the Justinian code: usually used in pl.
Origin: It novella < L neut. pl. of novellus (see novelthe ), hence, orig., new things, news
See novel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Ultimately from Italian novella
Origin: , from Old Italian, piece of news, chit-chat, tale
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *novella
Origin: , from neuter pl. of Latin novellus
Origin: , diminutive of novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin novellus
Origin: , diminutive of novus; see newo- in Indo-European roots.
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