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novel meaning

EN[ˈnɒvl̩]
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WNovel
  • A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events,
  • While Ian Watt in The Rise of the Novel (1957) suggests that the novel came into being in the early
  • While a more precise definition of the genre is difficult,
novel
  • NounPLnovels
    1. OBS A novelty; something new.
      1. (now historical) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work.
        1. A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story.
          1. (classical studies, historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome.
          2. AdjectiveCOMmore novelSUPmost novel
            1. new, original, especially in an interesting way.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Subsequently, both salivirus and klassevirus were classified as belonging to the novel genus Salivirus in Picornaviridae.
                • The history of wikied novels isn't pretty (Penguin Books never published the gobbledygook that was "A Million Penguins"), and no one has dared wiki a jazz song.
                • We describe here a novel approach to infectiology for salmonid fish where blood samples are collected repeatedly in a small group of PIT-tagged animals.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Though she is something of a Delilah, she is still considered the heroine of the novel.

            Meaning of novel for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "novel" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
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