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

Wiktionary

  1. noveltynoun

    The state of being new or novel; newness.

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

  2. noveltynoun

    A new product; an innovation.

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

  3. noveltynoun

    A small mass-produced trinket.

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

  4. noveltynoun

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

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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Carl R. Rogers:

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

  2. Allen Katz:

    In the cocktail age we’re in, I could see this being something of interest to people at home and bartenders, there’s a novelty to it that’s potentially interesting.

  3. Joshua Lookstein:

    What started off with some novelty gets harder as we all settle in for the long haul. So we're managing both of our full-time jobs and three children who really need us to be around for them to be successful.

  4. Thomas Lockley:

    Yasuke was initially viewed as a source of entertainment as he was a novelty, but within a month he'd become a valued samurai and member of Oda's entourage, according to the sources, Nobunaga Oda just loved talking with Yasuke.

  5. Stanley Morison:

    Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader. The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new fount to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.

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