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novel

noun [C] uk   /ˈnɒv.əl/ us    /ˈnɑː.vəl/
B1 a long printed story about imaginary characters and events: a paperback novel historical/romantic novels Have you read any of Jane Austen's novels? His latest novel is selling really well.
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adjective uk   /ˈnɒv.əl/ us    /ˈnɑː.vəl/
new and original, not like anything seen before: a novel idea/suggestion Keeping a sheep in the garden is a novel way of keeping the grass short!
Translations of “novel”
in Korean 소설…
in Arabic رِواية…
in French roman…
in Turkish roman…
in Italian romanzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (長篇)小說…
in Russian роман…
in Polish powieść…
in Spanish novela…
in Portuguese romance…
in German der Roman…
in Catalan novel·la…
in Japanese 小説…
in Chinese (Simplified) (长篇)小说…
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