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Meaning of NOVELTY

Pronunciation:  'nâvultee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing
  2. [n]  originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
  3. [n]  originality by virtue of being new and surprising

NOVELTY is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: bangle, bauble, fallal, freshness, freshness, gaud, gewgaw, trinket
 See Also: originality, originality, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nov"el*ty\, n.; pl. {Novelties}. [OF. novelt['e], F.
nouveaut['e], L. novellitas.]
1. The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness;
   recentness of origin or introduction.

         Novelty is the great parent of pleasure. --South.

2. Something novel; a new or strange thing.

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