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English definition of “novel”

novel

noun [C]  /ˈnɑv·əl/ us  

novel noun [C] (BOOK)

literature a long, printed story about imaginary characters and events: literary/romance novels

novel

adjective  /ˈnɑv·əl/ us  

novel adjective (NEW)

new and original; not like anything seen before: a novel idea/suggestion
(Definition of novel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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