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Definition of Novel

Novel
Novel Nov"el, a. [OF. novel, nuvel, F. nouvel, nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See New.] Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising. Note: In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors. Novel assignment (Law), a new assignment or specification of a suit. Syn: New; recent; modern; fresh; strange; uncommon; rare; unusual. Usage: Novel, New . Everything at its first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to prove more ingenious than sound.
Novel
Novel Nov"el, n. [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.] 1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty. 2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.] Some came of curiosity to hear some novels. --Latimer. 3. A fictitious tale or narrative, professing to be conformed to real life; esp., one intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and particularly of love. --Dryden. 4. [L. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles.] (Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.

Meaning of Novel from wikipedia

- A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, typically written in prose and published as a book. The present English word for a long work of...
- theatre, opera, cinema, and television, as well as video games and graphic novels. An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in the past...
- Overlord (****anese: オーバーロード, Hepburn: Ōbārōdo) is a ****anese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It began serialization...
- The Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel is one of the annual Locus Awards presented by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus. Awards presented...
- A romance novel or romantic novel generally refers to a type of genre fiction novel which places its primary focus on the relationship and romantic love...
- characteristic of the settings of early Gothic novels. The first work to call itself Gothic was Horace Walpole's 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto, later subtitled...
- A light novel (ライトノベル, raito noberu) is a style of ****anese young adult novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students. The term "light...
- A graphic novel is a book made up of comics with entertainment content in it. Although the word novel normally refers to long fictional works, the term...
- referred to as problem novels or coming-of-age novels. Young adult fiction was developed to soften the transition between children's novels and adult literature...
- Crime fiction, detective story, murder mystery, mystery novel, and police novel are terms used to describe narratives that centre on criminal acts and...