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Origin of novel1
OTHER WORDS FROM novelnov·el·like, adjective
Words nearby novel
Definition for novel (2 of 3)
Origin of novel2
synonym study for novel
Definition for novel (3 of 3)
- an imperial enactment subsequent and supplementary to an imperial compilation and codification of authoritative legal materials.
- Usually Novels, imperial enactments subsequent to the promulgation of Justinian's Code and supplementary to it: one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
Origin of novel3
Example sentences from the Web for novel
Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.
Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.
He was not originally so uninhibited, however, as can now be seen in his “lost” novel, Skylight.
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
In fact, I wrote 212 pages of a novel called The Discovery of Sex that was bought, and I pulled it.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By-and-by the novel had written itself in full, and another was unfolding.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
The key-note to her character is in this novel she grabbed as she hastily packed her bag—‘The Madness of May.’The Madness of May|Meredith Nicholson
This novel motion was received on the part of all who heard it with shouts of laughter and applause.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
Novel spectacle was this on the wild and primitive shore of Florida.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
But, so novel was the situation, the farmer had constantly to be reminded of his authority.
British Dictionary definitions for novel (1 of 3)
Word Origin for novel
British Dictionary definitions for novel (2 of 3)
Word Origin for novel
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Cultural definitions for novel
A long, fictional narration in prose. Great Expectations and Huckleberry Finn are novels, as are War and Peace and Lord of the Flies.