nouveau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French nouveau. Recognized as English in 1828.

Adjective[edit]

nouveau (not comparable)

  1. New, fashionable.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French novel, from Latin novellus, from novus (new), from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nouveau m (masculine before vowel nouvel, feminine nouvelle, masculine plural nouveaux, feminine plural nouvelles)

  1. new

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouveau is a French adjective which when possessing an attributive function can precede its noun.
  • When used in the masculine singular, nouveau becomes nouvel before a word beginning with a vowel or a mute h.

Noun[edit]

nouveau m (plural nouveaux, feminine nouvelle)

  1. New person, new thing.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French novel, from Latin novellus, from novus (new).

Adjective[edit]

nouveau m (feminine singular nouvelle, masculine plural nouveaulx, feminine plural nouvelles)

  1. new

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