- a brief novel or long short story.
Origin of novelette
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Related Wordsstory, yarn, fiction, tale, narrative, prose, paperback, novella, romance, novelette, potboiler, cliff-hanger, account
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
The second attempt, in form of a novelette, is nearly ready.
You will be glad to hear my novelette has been purchased by the Magazine.
- 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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