- a brief novel or long short story.
Origin of novelette
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Examples from the Web for novelette
The Tall T, from a Leonard novelette, starred Randolph Scott and Richard Boone.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
September 13, 2014
His name sounds like the hero of a servant's novelette, but he doesn't look like that.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
She was seen to take a book from a stall, place it in a novelette, and walk away.The Book-Hunter in London
They are all of thin value, and the "Novelette" is dangerously Schumannesque.Contemporary American Composers
You will be glad to hear my novelette has been purchased by the Magazine.
The second attempt, in form of a novelette, is nearly ready.
- an extended prose narrative story or short novel
- a novel that is regarded as being slight, trivial, or sentimental
- a short piece of lyrical music, esp one for the piano
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