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"novel" in British English

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novelnoun [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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noveladjective

uk   /ˈnɒv.əl/ us   /ˈnɑː.vəl/
(Definition of novel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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novelnoun [C]

us   /ˈnɑv·əl/
  • novel noun [C] (BOOK)

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

noveladjective

us   /ˈnɑv·əl/
  • 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)
Translations of “novel”
in Korean 소설…
in Arabic رِواية…
in Malaysian novel…
in French roman…
in Russian роман…
in Chinese (Traditional) (長篇)小說…
in Italian romanzo…
in Turkish roman…
in Polish powieść…
in Spanish novela…
in Vietnamese tiểu thuyết…
in Portuguese romance…
in Thai นวนิยาย…
in German der Roman…
in Catalan novel·la…
in Japanese 小説…
in Chinese (Simplified) (长篇)小说…
in Indonesian novel…
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