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The first piece of 'long' fiction I wrote was a novella parody of Stephen King's 'Christine.' I was in high school, and my version was about a kid with a possessed locker instead of a possessed car. It was also my first attempt at humour, which fell completely flat because no one who read it realized it was a parody!
Kelley Armstrong

Meaning of "novella" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NOVELLA

From Italian.
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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 NOVELLA

novella  [nəʊˈvɛlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOVELLA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Novella 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 NOVELLA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

novella

Novella

A novella is a written, fictional, prose narrative normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. The English word "novella" derives from the Italian "novella", feminine of "novello", which means "new". The novella is a common literary genre in several European languages.

Definition of novella in the English dictionary

The definition of novella in the dictionary is a short narrative tale, esp a popular story having a moral or satirical point, such as those in Boccaccio's Decameron. Other definition of novella is a short novel; novelette.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOVELLA


bestseller
ˌbɛstˈsɛlə
bookseller
ˈbʊksɛlə
Capella
kəˈpɛlə
cellar
ˈsɛlə
Cinderella
ˌsɪndəˈrɛlə
fella
ˈfɛlə
heller
ˈhɛlə
Isabella
ˌɪzəˈbɛlə
Keller
ˈkɛlə
Mandela
mænˈdɛlə
marcella
mɑːˈsɛlə
mozzarella
ˌmɒtsəˈrɛlə
paella
paɪˈɛlə
propeller
prəˈpɛlə
Rockefeller
ˈrɒkəˌfɛlə
seller
ˈsɛlə
stella
ˈstɛlə
stellar
ˈstɛlə
teller
ˈtɛlə
umbrella
ʌmˈbrɛlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOVELLA

novelettish
novelettist
novelisation
novelise
noveliser
novelish
novelism
novelist
novelistic
novelistically
novelization
novelize
novelizer
novelle
Novello
novelly
Novels
novelties
novelty
novelty value

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOVELLA

a capella
a cappella
Andorra la Vella
Campanella
cella
chlorella
favella
klebsiella
maestro di cappella
Marbella
nigella
padella
patella
Pella
rosella
rubella
sabella
Sella
varicella
zanella

Synonyms and antonyms of novella in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «novella» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOVELLA

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

Translator English - Chinese

中篇小说
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

novella
570 millions of speakers

English

novella
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Novella
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رواية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

повесть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

novella
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপন্যাসিকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

roman
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Novella
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Novelle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

短編小説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Novella
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiểu thuyết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नववधू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kısa hikâye
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

novella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nowela
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nuvelă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νουβέλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

novelle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

novella
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

novella
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of novella

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVELLA»

The term «novella» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.331 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVELLA» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «NOVELLA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word novella.
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Kelley Armstrong
The first piece of 'long' fiction I wrote was a novella parody of Stephen King's 'Christine.' I was in high school, and my version was about a kid with a possessed locker instead of a possessed car. It was also my first attempt at humour, which fell completely flat because no one who read it realized it was a parody!
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Pico Iyer
I can still remember the afternoon, on my 15th birthday, when I opened up 'The Virgin and the Gypsy,' D.H. Lawrence's novella, in my tiny cell in boarding school, and whole worlds of possibility opened out that I had never guessed existed. The language was on fire and sang of liberation.
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Michael Koryta
'Envy the Night' was my first stand alone, the first book I'd written in the third person and I loved the feel of that, and it was different but it was also the same. 'So Cold the River,' I knew, was going to be really different, and that's why I thought about doing it as a novella under a pseudonym, because I didn't want to damage my career.
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Seanan McGuire
When I was getting ready for the release of 'Deadline,' when it was coming out soon, I decided that the appropriate way to get people excited about the book would be to write a novella in 30 pieces and publish a piece on my blog every day for a month... during a convention, a week-and-a-half-long trip to New York, and a doll traders' expo.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOVELLA»

Discover the use of novella in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to novella and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Chronicles the adventures of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving urban farm, complete with chickens, turkey, bees, and pigs.
Novella Carpenter, 2009
2
Hunger: A Novella and Stories
“Spare and haunting tales that ask ordinary questions about that extraordinary emotion: love.”—Chicago Tribune The novella and five stories that make up this collection reveal the lives of immigrant families haunted by lost loves: a ...
Lan Samantha Chang, 2009
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The Prince: A Selection Novella
Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection . . . Before Aspen broke America’s heart . . . There was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life. . .
Kiera Cass, 2013
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Train Dreams: A Novella
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011 Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.
Denis Johnson, 2011
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Alpha & Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf
Now, read the eSpecial, Alpha and Omega, the novella that inspired the new series, and see how it all began. Anna Latham never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack and became one herself.
Patricia Briggs, 2008
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Necromancer: A Novella
Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.
Lish McBride, 2011
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Reunion: A Novella
Reunion is the story of intense and innocent devotion between two young men growing up in "the soft, serene, bluish hills of Swabia," and the sinister (but all too mundane) forces that end both their friendship and their childhood.
Fred Uhlman, 1997
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Rewriting the Italian Novella in Counter-reformation Spain
The contradiction between the form of the (adapted) novella and its content intended a challenge to the rules and regulations of Counter-Reformation Spain.
Carmen Rabell, 2003
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A Change of Heart: An Amish Gathering Novella
Follow one year in an Amish community with three heartwarming tales of old friends and new beginnings. "A Change of Heart" is one novella from this collection.
Beth Wiseman, 2012
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A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella
Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story.
Diana Gabaldon, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOVELLA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term novella is used in the context of the following news items.
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English professor's bilingual novella explores the creative power of …
The special lecturer in Oakland University's Department of English recently published her first novella, “Sihastrul: The Hermit,” which explores ... «News at OU, Jul 15»
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'A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,' by David Gates
In the novella “Banishment,” a woman recounts a good portion of her life, a serial love story told with verve and affectionate disdain. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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The 10 Books Carrie Brownstein Couldn't Live Without
A Southern Gothic novella on the eccentricities and vicissitudes of the heart.” “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” Truman Capote “A dizzying, almost ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Spanish town is going to the dogs: Council grants pets same rights …
Obviously, the people of the tiny Spanish hamlet of Trigueros del Valle have not read George Orwell's seminal novella "Animal Farm" or they ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Q & A: Tzedakah (Part I)
Rabbi David Luria (in his novella to Ketubbot 67b) cites Tractate Peah (8:9) in regards to such a person: “And anyone who may take [from the ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
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A Grateful Dead wedding rocks the knot
Bride's gown: Custom made by Casa Blanca Bridal, purchased at Novella Bridal in San Francisco. Groom's tuxedo: Ike Behar. Bride's hair and ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Brownsville celebrates anniversary of filming of 'Stand By Me' movie
McCormick, who was born and raised in Eugene, did not live in Brownsville 30 years ago when the movie based on a King novella, “The Body,” ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
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Books blog: The awe-inspiring fortitude of the Martyrs of Compiegne
He in turn had been influenced by a novella of 1931, The Song at the Scaffold, by the German writer, Gertrud von le Fort. The book, which I ... «Catholic Herald Online, Jul 15»
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The Day That Peter Sellers' Troubled Heart Stopped
He ended the 1970s by fulfilling a long-held obsession: playing the childlike gardener Chance in a film adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's novella ... «OZY, Jul 15»
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Barry Otto: why I quit Kreutzer Sonata at Adelaide Festival
Otto's cancellation, the day before opening night, generated national headlines as the show, an adaptation of a Tolstoy novella, had been billed ... «The Australian, Jul 15»

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