Definitions of novella

  1. A short novel.

Usage examples for novella

  1. That first torn note to Miss Blaisdell was written right in the Novella and left so as to seem to have been sent in from outside. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. Many anecdotes have come down from antiquity, but not, I believe, one short story, at least in prose; and the Italians, if they did not invent the story, gave us something most sensibly distinguishable from the classic anecdote in the novella. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  3. An excellent apartment was found in the Via delle Belle Donne near the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, and for Browning's special delight a grand piano was hired. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  4. But in the exquisite little novella of Beauty and the Beast the outcome of the story is not only a settlement of the affairs of the persons in whom we are interested, but it is also a comment on life of universal application- that in a world where things go as they should, good, gentle, and pretty persons are rewarded with their hearts' desire, while rude, haughty, and cruel persons are either punished or left entirely out in the award of good things. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  5. " No," said Miss Graham, with a shake of the head that expressed her resolution to speak the whole truth if she died for it, " not even in Santa Maria Novella." – Indian Summer by William D. Howells