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1. novel

noun. ['ˈnɑːvəl'] an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story.

Synonyms

  • roman a clef
  • novelette
  • roman fleuve
  • romance
  • dime novel
  • penny dreadful
  • mystery novel
  • novella
  • detective novel

Antonyms

  • impure
  • dry
  • preserved
  • salty

Etymology

  • novel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • novellus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Novel

  • scovill
  • scovell
  • grovel
  • covill
  • covell

Example sentences of the word novel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Irony is used to underscore the family's struggle at several points in the novel.

2. Adjective
The romance novel vibes we were picking up may not be too far off, after all.

Quotes containing the word novel


1. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

2. What 'War and Peace' is to the novel and 'Hamlet' is to the theater, Swan Lake' is to ballet - that is, the name which to many people stands for and sums up an art form.
- Robert Gottlieb

3. My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.
- Alan Moore

2. novel

adjective. ['ˈnɑːvəl'] original and of a kind not seen before.

Synonyms

  • new
  • original

Antonyms

  • stale
  • staleness
  • backward

Etymology

  • novel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • novellus (Latin)

3. novel

noun. ['ˈnɑːvəl'] a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction.

Synonyms

  • volume

Antonyms

  • tired
  • soured

Etymology

  • novel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • novellus (Latin)

4. novel

adjective. ['ˈnɑːvəl'] pleasantly new or different.

Synonyms

  • new

Antonyms

  • truth
  • refrain

Etymology

  • novel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • novellus (Latin)
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