state or quality of being novel, new, or unique; newness: the novelty of a new job.
a novel occurrence, experience, or proceeding: His sarcastic witticisms had ceased being an entertaining novelty.
an article of trade whose value is chiefly decorative, comic, or the like and whose appeal is often transitory: a store catering to tourists who loaded up with souvenir pennants and other novelties.
(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.
of or relating to novelties as articles of trade: novelty goods; novelty items.
having or displaying novelties: novelty shop.
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How to use novelty in a sentence
Blue Q is the champion of socks with novelty sayings to delight anyone looking for a bit of fun in their footwear.
It’s more of a novelty to see the candidates together on stage for the first time.Will The First Presidential Debate Shake Up The Race? | Sarah Frostenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 29, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
If you are looking for a fun cover that’s still a little more sophisticated than a novelty notebook with a quippy saying, then this journal from Keegood could be the right way to go.
He still envisions a world where internal combustion engines only exist as novelties.Tesla’s new battery tech promises a road to a cheap self-driving electric car | Stan Horaczek | September 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
We are wired to enjoy novelty—it makes us feel good and happy.
“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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
For them, novelty and naughtiness were the ultimate aphrodisiacs.
One of the strongest objections against the use of the "Indian novelty" was its ruinous cost at this period.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
And now commenced a life of seclusion and retirement, which both of them enjoyed from its very novelty.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
And Egypt was for her a complete novelty, and a novelty bringing health, and a feeling almost of youth.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
A unique novelty was the Contra Trombone on the Pedal of 64 feet actual length.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
At all events, it had the refreshing charm of novelty: there was the fishing, and the King's Warren trout stream was a good one.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for novelty
the quality of being new and fresh and interesting
(as modifier): novelty value
a new or unusual experience or occurrence
(often plural) a small usually cheap new toy, ornament, or trinket
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