What does novelty mean?

Definitions for novelty
ˈnɒv əl tinov·el·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word novelty.

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


  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.

How to pronounce novelty?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say novelty in sign language?

  1. novelty


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of novelty in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of novelty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of novelty in a Sentence

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    The charm of anything is in it's novelty.

  2. Andre Gide:

    Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

  3. Carl R. Rogers:

    The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

  4. Miss Su:

    I think it is a novelty and special so I wanted to have a try, and it does taste really good, cute and tasty.

  5. Anthony Burgess:

    Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

Images & Illustrations of novelty

  1. noveltynoveltynoveltynoveltynovelty

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for novelty

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for novelty »


Find a translation for the novelty definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these novelty definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"novelty." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 18 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/novelty>.

Are we missing a good definition for novelty? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for novelty:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.