Novelty meaning

nŏv'əl-tē
Something new and unusual; an innovation.
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The quality of being novel; newness; freshness.
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The quality of being novel; newness.
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A small, often cheap, cleverly made article, usually for play or adornment.
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A small mass-produced article, such as a toy or trinket.
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Something new, fresh, or unusual; change; innovation.
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An element required to obtain a patent. See new and useful.
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The state of being new or novel; newness.
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A new product; an innovation.
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Novelty is the state or quality of being new, exciting, unusual or unique.

A brand new toy given to a child is an example of a novelty.

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Characterized by an innovation or, often, specif., by humorous or faddish gimmickry.

A singer with a string of hit novelty recordings.

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In novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation.
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Origin of novelty

  • Old French novelté (Modern French nouveauté), from the adjective novel, ultimately from Latin novellus.
    From Wiktionary