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Definition 1: a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where novel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels
  • he burned all the novels

(novel is a kind of ...) physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

"he used a large book as a doorstop"

Definition 2: an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story - [noun denoting communication]

(novel is a kind of ...) a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

(... is a kind of novel ) graphic novel that originated in Japan, usually intended for adults and characterized by highly stylized art

(... is a kind of novel ) novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end

(... is a kind of novel ) a melodramatic paperback novel

(... is a kind of novel ) a short novel

(... is a kind of novel ) a novel in which actual persons and events are disguised as fictional characters

(... is a kind of novel ) a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

(... is a kind of novel ) a French novel in the form of a long chronicle of a family or other social group

Definition 3: pleasantly new or different - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where novel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • common sense of a most refreshing sort

Synonyms for novel in the sense of this definition

(novel is similar to ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

Definition 4: original and of a kind not seen before - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where novel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

Synonyms for novel in the sense of this definition

(novel is similar to ...) being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

"a truly original approach" "with original music" "an original mind"

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