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novelette

[ nov-uh-let ]
/ ˌnɒv əˈlɛt /
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noun

a brief novel or long short story.

RELATED WORDS

story, yarn, fiction, tale, narrative, prose, paperback, novella, romance, potboiler, cliff-hanger, account

Nearby words

novation, novato, novaya zemlya, novel, novelese, novelette, novelettish, novelist, novelistic, novelize, novella

Origin of novelette

First recorded in 1805–15; novel1 + -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for novelette

novelette

/ (ˌnɒvəˈlɛt) /

noun

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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