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novelette

[ nov-uh-let ]

noun

  1. a brief novel or long short story.


novelette

/ ˌnɒvəˈlɛt /

noun

  1. an extended prose narrative story or short novel
  2. a novel that is regarded as being slight, trivial, or sentimental
  3. a short piece of lyrical music, esp one for the piano


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Word History and Origins

Origin of novelette1

First recorded in 1805–15; novel 1 + -ette

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Example Sentences

The Tall T, from a Leonard novelette, starred Randolph Scott and Richard Boone.

And her old aunt is a regular tartar; I dont suppose there ever was such a typical female guardian outside a penny novelette.

As a parody of how some quite accomplished but unsympathetic pianist performed the Novelette it was beyond all praise.

Mr. McClure tried to beguile her into writing him a “novelette,” or a “romance of Bible times,” but Mrs. Ward was not to be moved.

I dream of a novel, or a novelette, to be constructed upon totally novel principles; but the outlook is not encouraging.

Before completing it I expect to publish a novelette, which will be dedicated to you,—if I think it worthy of you.

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