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Meaning of “novelist” in the English Dictionary

"novelist" in British English

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novelistnoun [C]

uk   /ˈnɒv.əl.ɪst/  us   /ˈnɑː.və-/
B2 a ​person who writes ​novels

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  • Who do you ​think is the ​greatestmodern 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)
Translations of “novelist”
in Arabic رُوائي…
in Korean 소설가…
in Portuguese romancista…
in Catalan novel·lista…
in Japanese 小説家…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小说家…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小說家…
in Italian romanziere, -a…
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