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novelty

noun
 
 
/ˈnɒvəlti/
[U] the quality of being new and unusual: Sales of the new game are very high, but they will start to drop as the novelty wears off.
[C] something that is new and unusual: Flexible schedules, once a novelty, are now more commonplace.
[C] a cheap unusual object such as a small toy, often given as a present: We sell toys, glassware, handicrafts, table decorations, and novelties at moderate prices.
(Definition of novelty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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