- 1[uncountable] the quality of being new, different, and interesting It was fun working there at first but the novelty soon wore off (= it became boring). There's a certain novelty value in this approach. We must not mistake novelty for originality and quality.
- 2 [countable] a thing, person, or situation that is interesting because it is new, unusual, or has not been known before Electric cars are still something of a novelty.
- 3[countable] a small cheap object sold as a toy or a decorative object