Definitions for noveltyˈnɒv əl ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nov•el•tyˈnɒv əl ti(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ties

  1. (n.)the state or quality of being novel, new, or unique.

  2. a novel occurrence, experience, etc.

  3. a small decorative or amusing article, usu. mass-produced.

  4. (adj.)(of a weave) consisting of a combination of basic weaves. (of a fabric or garment) having a pattern produced by a novelty weave. (of yarn) made of fibers with an irregular or unusual surface, texture, or color.

    Category: Textiles

  5. of or pertaining to novelties as articles of trade.

Origin of novelty:

1350–1400; < MF novelete < LL novellitās newness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. freshness, novelty(noun)

    originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel

  2. novelty, freshness(noun)

    originality by virtue of being new and surprising

  3. knickknack, novelty(noun)

    a small inexpensive mass-produced article

  4. bangle, bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinket(noun)

    cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. novelty(noun)ˈnɒv əl ti

    the state of being new and different, or sth that is new or different

    the novelty of his performance style; a country where women's soccer is still a novelty


  1. novelty(Noun)

    The state of being new or novel; newness.

  2. novelty(Noun)

    A new product; an innovation.

  3. novelty(Noun)

    A small mass-produced trinket.

  4. novelty(Noun)

    In novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation.

  5. Origin: novelté (Modern French nouveauté), from the adjective novel, ultimately from novellus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Novelty(noun)

    the quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction

  2. Novelty(noun)

    something novel; a new or strange thing


  1. Novelty

    Novelty is an album from the early 90's by Jawbox. The songs "Static" and "Cutoff" were singles from the album, but only the latter had a music video.

Translations for novelty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


newness and strangeness

It took her a long time to get used to the novelty of her surroundings.

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