Definition of novelty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɒvlti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːvlti//
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[only before noun] different and unusual; intended to be amusing and to catch people’s attention a novelty teapot Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French novelte, from novel ‘new, fresh’, from Latin novellus, from novus ‘new’.
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