1. [ noun ] (writing) a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
Related terms: fiction roman_a_clef novelette romance roman_fleuve detective_novel dime_novel
2. [ adjective ] of a kind not seen before
Synonyms: new fresh

"the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

Related terms: original
3. [ adjective ] pleasantly novel or different
Synonyms: refreshing

"common sense of a most refreshing sort"

Related terms: new
4. [ noun ] (writing) a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction

"his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels" "he burned all the novels"

Related terms: book
Similar spelling:   Novell