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novelistic

[nov-uh-lis-tik] /ˌnɒv əˈlɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of novels.
Origin of novelistic
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; novel1 + -istic
Related forms
novelistically, adverb
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  • This, I take it, is the novelistic imagination of which we hear so much.

    Happy House

    Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • It was a pen name devised by the feminine member of the novelistic firm.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • Define the three moods of fiction,––epic, dramatic, and novelistic.

  • You know, Primrose, my gifts lie in the poetic and novelistic line.

    The Palace Beautiful L. T. Meade
  • But intuition of character was a forte with Miss Edgeworth and the grand secret of her novelistic success.

    Maria Edgeworth Helen Zimmern
British Dictionary definitions for novelistic

novelistic

/ˌnɒvəˈlɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of novels, esp in style or method of treatment: his novelistic account annoyed other historians
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