noun, plural nov·el·ties.
- (of a weave) consisting of a combination of basic weaves.
- (of a fabric or garment) having a pattern or design produced by a novelty weave.
- (of yarn) having irregularities within the fibrous structure.
Examples from the Web for novelty
“The novelty of David Duke has worn off,” said Scalise then.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Novelty aside, the real question is whether these avowedly chaste men of the cloth are listening.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not even the hawkiest neo-conservative is calling for war, a novelty in recent American history.
The appeal of Bitcoin lies in part in its novelty and techy-ness.The Free-Market Cluelessness of Bitcoin Enthusiasts|Daniel Gross|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For them, novelty and naughtiness were the ultimate aphrodisiacs.
It is curious to find that in 1821 the function of the hospital as a school for students of medicine was something of a novelty.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
Even when Heylin published his Cosmography, (1652,) forks were still a novelty.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
The result of all this novelty was that she began to look at life from a different point of view.Paul Patoff|F. Marion Crawford
The species generally found are limpets and muscles, but with little variety and no novelty.
Many subjects became stale to him at last; but the curious invention called man remained a novelty to him to the end.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for novelty
noun plural -ties
- the quality of being new and fresh and interesting
- (as modifier)novelty value
Word Origin for novelty
Word Origin and History for novelty
late 14c., "quality of being new," also "a new manner or fashion, an innovation; something new or unusual," from Old French noveleté "newness, innovation, change; news, new fashion" (Modern French nouveauté), from novel "new" (see novel (adj.)). Meaning "newness" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "useless but amusing object" is attested from 1901 (e.g. novelty shop, 1973).