Novelty is the state or quality of being new, exciting, unusual or unique.(noun)
A brand new toy given to a child is an example of a novelty.
See novelty in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. novelties
Origin: ME novelte < OFr noveleté < LL novellitas
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noun pl. nov·el·ties
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See also fads.
an abnormal fear of novelty. Also called cainotophobia.
a collection of items of a special, rare, novel, or unusual quality.
1. the holding of secret doctrines; the practice of limiting knowledge to a small group.
2. an interest in items of a special, rare, novel, or unusual quality. Also esoterism. —esoterist, n.
1. the condition of being a griffin, or new arrival from Britain, in India.
2. behavior characteristic of a griffin.
a mania for novelty.
a hatred of novelty. Also called neophobia.
Rare. the worship of novelty. —neolater, n.
an innovator, expecially a coiner of new words.
an excessive love of novelty. Also called neophilism.
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