HyperDic: novel

English > 4 senses of the word novel:
NOUNcommunicationnovelan extended fictional work in prose
artifactnovela printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
ADJECTIVEallnovel, fresh, neworiginal and of a kind not seen before
allnovel, refreshingpleasantly new or different
novel > pronunciation
Soundsnaa'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > novel: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOriginal and of a kind not seen before.
Example"the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
Synonymsfresh, new
BroaderoriginalBeing or productive of something fresh and unusual
Spanishfresco, novedoso, novel, nuevo
Catalanfresc, nou, novell
English > novel: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpleasantly new or different.
Synonymrefreshing
Broadernewnot of long duration
Spanishestimulante, innovador, refrescante
Catalanestimulant, innovador, refrescant
English > novel: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story.
Narrowerdetective novel, mystery novelnovel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end
dime novel, penny dreadfulA melodramatic paperback novel / novel
mangaGraphic novel that originated in Japan, usually intended for adults and characterized by highly stylized art
novelette, novellaA short / short novel
roman a clefA novel in which actual persons and events are disguised as fictional characters
roman fleuveA French novel in the form of a long / long chronicle of a family or other social group
romanceA novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
BroaderfictionA literary work based on the imagination / imagination and not necessarily on fact
Spanishnovela
Catalannovela, novel·la, novel
Nounsnovelettea short / short novel
novelistone who writes novels
English > novel: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction.
Examples
  • "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"
  • "he burned all the novels"
Broaderbook, volumephysical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
Spanishnovela
Catalannovel·la
Nounsnovelettea short / short novel
novelistone who writes novels

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