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English definition of “novelty”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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