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If you're gonna use simile, analogy, metaphor, be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment, then you're sort of writing a novel, really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication.
Ian Anderson

Meaning of "novel" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NOVEL

From Old French novelle, from Latin novella ( narrātiō) new (story).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NOVEL

novel  [ˈnɒvəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOVEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Novel is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NOVEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Novel

A novel is a long narrative that is normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story. While Ian Watt in The Rise of the Novel suggests that the novel came into being in the early 18th century, the genre has also been described as having "a continuous history of about two thousand years", with historical roots in Classical Greece and Rome, medieval, early modern romance, and in the tradition of the novella. The latter, an Italian word used to describe short stories, supplied the present generic English term in the 18th century. Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, is frequently cited as the first significant European novelist of the modern era; the first part of Don Quixote was published in 1605. While a more precise definition of the genre is difficult, the main elements that critics discuss are: how the narrative, and especially the plot, is constructed, the themes, settings, and characterization, how language is used, and the way that plot, character, and setting relate to reality. The romance is a related long prose narrative.

Definition of novel in the English dictionary

The definition of novel in the dictionary is an extended work in prose, either fictitious or partly so, dealing with character, action, thought, etc, esp in the form of a story. Other definition of novel is a short story or novella, as one of those in the Decameron of Boccaccio.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOVEL


antinovel
ˈæntɪˌnɒvəl
approval
əˈpruːvəl
arrival
əˈraɪvəl
carnival
ˈkɑːnɪvəl
civil
ˈsɪvəl
devil
ˈdɛvəl
evil
ˈiːvəl
festival
ˈfɛstɪvəl
grovel
ˈɡrɒvəl
level
ˈlɛvəl
marvel
ˈmɑːvəl
medieval
ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəl
naval
ˈneɪvəl
nonnovel
ˌnɒnˈnɒvəl
oval
ˈəʊvəl
ovel
ˈɒvəl
photonovel
ˈfəʊtəʊˌnɒvəl
removal
rɪˈmuːvəl
survival
səˈvaɪvəl
travel
ˈtrævəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOVEL

novation
Novaya Zemlya
noveldom
novelese
novelette
novelettish
novelettist
novelisation
novelise
noveliser
novelish
novelism
novelist
novelistic
novelistically
novelization
novelize
novelizer
novella
novelle

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOVEL

airport novel
detective novel
dime novel
graphic novel
historical novel
hovel
mechanical shovel
saga novel
shovel
steam-shovel
the novel

Synonyms and antonyms of novel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NOVEL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «novel» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of novel

Translation of «novel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOVEL

Find out the translation of novel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of novel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «novel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小说
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

novela
570 millions of speakers

English

novel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपन्यास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رِوَايَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

роман
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

romance
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপন্যাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

roman
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Novel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Roman
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Novel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiểu thuyết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாவல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कादंबरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yeni
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

romanzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powieść
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

роман
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

roman
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μυθιστόρημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roman
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

roman
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

roman
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of novel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVEL»

The term «novel» is very widely used and occupies the 4.967 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVEL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «novel» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «novel» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about novel

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10 QUOTES WITH «NOVEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word novel.
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Candice Accola
I love to read. And right now I'm on my last hundred pages of 'The Corrections' by Jonathan Franzen, and I really enjoyed it. His writing is just - he's one of those writers where you just go, 'There are people just meant to be novel writers.'
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Ian Anderson
If you're gonna use simile, analogy, metaphor, be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment, then you're sort of writing a novel, really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication.
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Jennifer Armentrout
I can't wait for everyone to read 'Don't Look Back.' It's something very different for me, my first romantic suspense novel, so I'm very excited to be sharing the book, finally.
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Robert Boswell
I write a ridiculous number of drafts. The characters change and grow through the drafting, and my understanding of them deepens. Creating characters in a novel is like shooting at clay pigeons and missing, and then missing more productively as the narrative continues.
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Kurt Busiek
When you have a novel set in a fictional history, you still should get your history right.
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Shane Carruth
I am obsessed with story. I had a late awakening in life. In college was the first time that I understood what you could do with a story and what a good novel is - literary value and subtext and irony and everything.
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Jane Chen
Embrace's infant warmers are a novel solution. The product has been designed specifically for resource-constrained settings.
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Frank Delaney
'The Great Gatsby,' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, remains the most perfect novel that has ever come out of the United States. Everything in the book moves as it should, in the manner of a piece by Bach or Mozart.
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Garry Disher
I have no favourite genre or style but treat each novel with the same care, imagination and craftsmanship. It's as difficult to write a crime or a children's novel with a touch of style and grace as it is a literary novel.
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Glen Duncan
There are two ways to write a werewolf novel - you can examine the genre conventions, or you can say, 'What would it be like if I were a werewolf?'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOVEL»

Discover the use of novel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to novel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding
Praise for the new (2001) edition: "Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel still seems to me far and away the best book ever written on the early English novel--wise, humane, beautifully organized and expressed, one of the absolutely ...
Ian P. Watt, 2001
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Writing the Breakout Novel
Describes the elements that all "breakout novels" share and details writing techniques to make a book stand out and succeed.
Donald Maass, 2002
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The Guide: A Novel
Recently released from prison and living in an abandoned temple, Raju is mistaken for a holy man and decides to play the part
R. K. Narayan, 1988
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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
Lynd Ward invented the concept of a wordless novel with this evocative, text-free 'woodcut' narrative. Autobiographical in nature, the novel recounts Ward's struggles with his craft and with life in the 1920s.
Lynd Ward, 2004
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Frankenstein the Graphic Novel - Original Text: British Edition
The classic novel brought to life in full colour. True to the original novel (rather than the square-headed Boris Karloff image from the films!) Declan Shalvey's naturally gothic artistic style is a perfect match for this epic tale.
Jason Cobley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 2008
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Catch-22: A Novel
Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base
‎1999
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Chosen--Graphic Novel: The Lost Books Series
The chosen four are sent on a quest to prove their character, but their mission takes a dramatic turn when they are intercepted, sworn to secrecy, and redirected to a different endgame. Now they must find the seven lost Books of History.
Ted Dekker, 2008
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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel. Volume 1
The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons and the arrival of barbarian hordes. 75,000 ...
George R. R. Martin, 2012
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A Natural History of the Romance Novel
The romance novel has the strange distinction of being the most popular but least respected of literary genres.
Pamela Regis, 2011
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Anime and the Visual Novel: Narrative Structure, Design and ...
This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels.
Dani Cavallaro, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOVEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term novel is used in the context of the following news items.
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A crime novel so incompetent it might have been written by a child
First, a quote from the novel under review. The context: it is a flashback scene of the behaviour of a character at a birthday celebration for her ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Ridley Scott to direct 'The Cartel,' based on 'El Chapo'-inspired novel
Don Winslow's novel "The Cartel" has been drawing attention not just for its glowing reviews, but from an odd coincidence -- the book was ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Review: 'Kafka on the Shore,' a Metaphysical Odyssey Adapted …
A sudden craving for Kentucky Fried Chicken swept over me at one point during the stage adaptation of the Haruki Murakami novel “Kafka on ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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'China Rich Girlfriend': The Novel that Explains Billionaire Asian …
When Kwan's first novel, Crazy Rich Asians, came onto the scene, it was revolutionary because it didn't stereotype or Orientalize modern Asian ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Living with the Amish is actually no romance novel, one woman …
“It's like any novel, really,” she said. “Some novels are all about feeling good, and that's the way the Amish (ones) are too. But I think if people ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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John Tesarsch review: Another gripping novel to keep you up late at …
As with his excellent debut novel, The Philanthropist, published five years ago, Tesarsch again makes extensive use of his professional ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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'Paper Towns' screenwriters adapt to John Green's novel approach
Their newest, "Paper Towns," is the second John Green novel they've adapted after last year's "The Fault in Our Stars" and the latest in a string ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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The Pillbox review – David Hughes's odd and fascinating second …
David Hughes's second graphic novel uses it as the setting for a brilliantly drawn, unsettling tale that is part childhood adventure, part ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Novel Habits of Happiness'
Isabel Dalhousie philosophizes the way some people drink. There is nothing that she won't contemplate, analyze or nitpick, from meerkats in ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
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In Ronald Fraser's 'Drought,' outsider gets in path of village's future
Ronald Fraser's "Drought" is an uneven novel, but when it is good, it is very, very good — as in Graham Greene good. The story of a British ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»

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