What does novelty mean?

Definitions for novelty
ˈnɒv əl tinov·el·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freshness, noveltynoun

    originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel

  2. novelty, freshnessnoun

    originality by virtue of being new and surprising

  3. knickknack, noveltynoun

    a small inexpensive mass-produced article

  4. bangle, bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinketnoun

    cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing


  1. noveltynoun

    The state of being new or novel; newness.

  2. noveltynoun

    A new product; an innovation.

  3. noveltynoun

    A small mass-produced trinket.

  4. noveltynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Noveltynoun

    Newness; state of being unknown to former times.

    Etymology: nouveauté, French.

    They which do nothing but that which men of account did before them, are, although they do amiss, yet the less faulty, because they are not the authors of harm: and doing well, their actions are freed from prejudice or novelty. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 7.

    Novelty is only in request; and it is dangerous to be aged in any kind of course. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    As religion entertains our speculations with great objects, so it entertains them with new; and novelty is the great parent of pleasure; upon which account it is that men are so much pleased with variety. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. novelty

    Novelty is the quality of being new, original, or unusual. It refers to something that deviates from the common, ordinary, or expected, usually creating interest or excitement because of its freshness or uniqueness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noveltynoun

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

  2. Noveltynoun

    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.

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  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. Oana Vlad:

    We are seeing lots of discussion and speculation about its mysterious space flavor, our fans are intrigued — they love the playful novelty.

  2. Steve Dean:

    It becomes like an addiction to novelty without substance, when you get a match with someone, it literally gives you a boost of dopamine, and you think, There’s no cost to continuing to play. The dating apps know this, and they are exploiting the shit out of our reward pathways to make sure that we’re always coming back.

  3. Anthony Burgess:

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

  4. Jerry Mcarthur:

    Elissa Weitzman told FoxNews.com. But Jerry Mcarthur says it's up to the consumer to use it legally. Jerry Mcarthur noted that Jerry Mcarthur Lolo Lid will have a disclaimer on the packaging warning users about public drinking and added Lolo Lids works just as well with sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages. At the end of the day it’s a novelty product and people can use it how they want to use it.

  5. Susana Felicidade:

    Now, over a year on, the business is better than when we opened, way past the novelty peak, and it has all the goings of improving further.

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