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See also: Novelty
From Middle English novelte, from Old French novelté (Modern French nouveauté), from the adjective novel, ultimately from Latin novellus.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnɑvəlti/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnɒvəlti/
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- Hyphenation: nov‧el‧ty
novelty (countable and uncountable, plural novelties)
- The state of being new or novel; newness.
- 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Men In Black 3 lacks the novelty of the first film, and its take on the late ’60s feels an awful lot like a psychedelic dress-up party, all broad caricatures and groovy vibes.
- A new product; an innovation.
- 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral., London: Oxford University Press, published 1973, § 10:
- Reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty.
- A small mass-produced trinket.
- In novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation.
- (chess) An opening move played for the first time ever (in high-level chess).
- 2007 May 27, Dylan Loeb Mcclain, “What Defines the Very Best? For Topalov, It's Fearlessness”, in The New York Times, archived from the original on 2022-11-26:
- Topalov has unveiled some interesting novelties lately, but there was nothing unusual in his opening here. Sasikiran played the Nimzo-Indian, and Topalov replied with probably the most classical continuation.
- 2012 December 18, Malcolm Pein, “Bundesliga chess revelation”, in The Daily Telegraph, archived from the original on 2023-02-05:
- It's not often a novelty comes as early as move seven nowadays, but in the latest round of the German Bundesliga, a recently discovered seventh move was employed to win a lovely game.
- 2021 June 25, Leonard Barden, “Chess: Carlsen takes on No 1 junior, No 1 woman and No 1 rival on same afternoon”, in The Guardian, archived from the original on 2022-01-29:
- The Russian champion still did very well. Nepomniachtchi was only a wildcard, yet played with full force including an interesting novelty in the much analysed Berlin Wall Ruy Lopez.
novelty (comparative more novelty, superlative most novelty)
- Meant primarily for display rather than functional use. Handheld items are often impractically large.
- My novelty cheque is on display in the hallway, but I couldn't find a frame big enough to fit it.
state of being new
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