Definition of Novelty

1. Noun. Originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel.

Exact synonyms: Freshness
Generic synonyms: Originality
Derivative terms: Fresh



2. Noun. Originality by virtue of being new and surprising.
Exact synonyms: Freshness
Generic synonyms: Originality
Derivative terms: Fresh

3. Noun. A small inexpensive mass-produced article.
Exact synonyms: Knickknack
Generic synonyms: Article

4. Noun. Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing.
Exact synonyms: Bangle, Bauble, Fallal, Gaud, Gewgaw, Trinket
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Group relationships: Trinketry
Derivative terms: Gaudy

Definition of Novelty

1. n. The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction.

Definition of Novelty

1. Noun. The state of being new or novel; newness. ¹

2. Noun. A new product; an innovation. ¹

3. Noun. A small mass-produced trinket. ¹

4. Noun. In novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Novelty

1. something new or unusual [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Novelty

novelized
novelizer
novelizers
novelizes
novelizing
novella
novellae
novellas
novelle
novellike
novelly
novelries
novelry
novels
novelties
novelty (current term)
novelty shop
novelty song
novelty theory
november
novemdecillion
novemdecillions
novena
novenae
novenaries
novenary
novenas
novene
novennial
novercal

Literary usage of Novelty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames, James Robert Boyd (1869)
"OF all the circumstances that raise emotions, not excepting beauty' nor even greatness, novelty hath the most powerful influence. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"novelty THE first and the simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is Curiosity. By curiosity, I mean whatever desire we have for, ..."

3. Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy by William James (1911)
"novelty cepts, built out into wholes by our possible conceptual additions. ... This brings an element of concrete novelty into our experience. ..."

4. A Treatise on Injunctions and Other Extraordinary Remedies: Covering Habeas by Thomas Carl Spelling (1901)
"Same —novelty —Originality, etc. — Where the answer denies the charge of infringement, and shows that the novelty of plaintiff's invention is doubtful, ..."

5. Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United States, of by United States, Edward Thompson Company (1918)
"A combination is an entirety, and want of novelty must be addressed to the whole ... The test of novelty as applied to a combination seems to be whether the ..."

6. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"... of huge heaps of mountains, high rocks and precipices, or a wide expanse of water, where we are not struck with the novelty or beauty of the sight, ..."

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