novelette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From novel +‎ -ette.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɒvəˈlɛt/, /nɒvl̩ˈɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun[edit]

novelette ‎(plural novelettes)

  1. A short novel. [from 18th c.]
    • 2016, Adam Roberts, The Guardian, 30 November:
      Best novella was Nnedi Okorafor’s African-flavoured space opera Binti (Tor), while best novelette was Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu.

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