[ US /ˈnɑvəɫti/ ]
[ UK /nˈɒvəlti/ ]
[ UK /nˈɒvəlti/ ]
- a small inexpensive mass-produced article
- originality by virtue of being new and surprising
- originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
- cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
How To Use novelty In A Sentence
- What is at stake in this novelty could scarcely be greater.
- We then walked through a natural arch in the rock, which might have pleased us by its novelty, had the stones, which incumbered our feet, given us leisure to consider it. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
- When apparel maker Betabrand created a pair of khaki pants whose back-pocket linings and hems could be exposed to reveal reflective fabric, it expected the pants to be a short-term novelty item. Beyond Spandex: Chic Styles for Cyclists Take Off
- When it comes to monster movies, novelty is not the be-all end-all; there is always room for a splashy new death or a witty recontextualization, but there are benefits to sticking to the formula. Farihah Zaman: 2010 Fantastic Fest #3: All Creatures Great and Small; Zombies, Vampires, and Terrible Human Beings
- However, since this mode was included in previous versions, it feels more like a postscript than a true addition or novelty.
- Of the third, S. Bernard saith: Three things there be that make the death of saints precious, rest of travail, joy of novelty, surety of perdurability. The Golden Legend, vol. 6
- A little bit of attention and a few small victories do not change the fact that you are still, for the most part, a novelty act, like a horse that can count by stomping its hooves.
- When times are hard or not so, rummaging through other people's (and I have to admit sometimes dead people's) cast-offs and unwanted novelty kitchen items is a fine way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
- He wore a red nose and novelty glasses for comic effect.
- Previous to her marriage she was head "saleslady" at the "Little Sailor" * novelty shop, corner of Quai Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1