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Definitions of novelty

  1. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Something novel; a new or strange thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A requirement for obtaining a patent. To be novel, an invention must be physically different in some way from all previous inventions.
  5. Newness: anything new or strange. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Newness; something novel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A new or strange thing; recentness of origin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for novelty

  1. There is no need to leave the Word long since heard in order to get novelty – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  2. To be called beautiful was a novelty in his experience. – Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum.