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novel1

nov·el1

novel1

 
pronunciation:
na vl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a relatively long work of prose fiction, usu. having a plot and characters.
All of her crime novels have intricate plots and are highly suspenseful.
 
synonyms:
book, roman
similar words:
account, epic, fiction, history, narrative, potboiler, roman a clef, romance, saga, story, tale
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The word novel comes from the Italian word novella, which meant "new story."
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  book, literature
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The word novel contains the following part:
nov Latin root that means new
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synonyms:
neo