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novelty

nov·el·ty

novelty

 
 
pronunciation:
na vl ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: novelties
definition 1: the quality of being new or unusual.
Washing cars was fun until the novelty wore off.
synonyms:
originality
similar words:
freshness, newness, peculiarity, surprise, uniqueness
definition 2: something new or different.
One hundred years ago, automobiles were a novelty.
similar words:
change, fad, innovation, introduction, oddity, peculiarity, surprise
definition 3: a little toy or decoration.
I bought hats and balloons and other novelties for the party.
synonyms:
curiosity
similar words:
gadget, knickknack, oddity
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