Meaning of “novelist” in the English Dictionary

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"novelist" in British English

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novelistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnɒv.əl.ɪst/ us /ˈnɑː.və.ɪst/

B2 a person who writes novels

Examples

  • Who do you think is the greatest modern novelist?
  • She's more of a poet than a novelist.
  • Ben Okri is a Nigerian-born poet and novelist.
  • Charles Dickens is one of the best-known Victorian novelists.
  • I would class her among the top ten American novelists.

(Definition of “novelist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"novelist" in American English

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novelistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈnɑv·ə·lɪst/

writing a person who writes novels

(Definition of “novelist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)