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English definition of “novel”

novel

noun [C]     /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.Kinds of books
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