novelty

[n_ˈɒ_v_əl_t_ɪ], [nˈɒvə͡ltɪ], [nˈɒvə‍ltɪ]

Definitions of novelty:

  1.   Newness: anything new or strange. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A new or strange thing; recentness of origin. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Freshness; newness; something new, or fresh. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for novelty:

  1. Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun. – Nicolaus Copernicus
  2. We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage. – Ivor Novello
  3. The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching. – Jean Piaget
  4. America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty I will belong to the select few. – Will Rogers
  5. This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view. – Josiah Royce

Usage examples for novelty:

  1. Had the novelty worn off? ” – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  2. Many young persons begin things with enthusiasm, but drop them when the novelty has worn off. ” – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill
  3. “ O the height and depth of novelty and worth in any art! ” – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  4. The novelty and solemnity of the scene awed her. ” – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  5. Time only can show whether this novelty will become a standard variety, but at present the plants are in great demand. ” – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  6. He felt her rebellion and it was a novelty for him. ” – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  7. Everything was full of novelty and excitement. ” – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. There was novelty in the thought. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  9. “ I say interesting, on account of its novelty to me, though it had no novelty for the people, as such cases are of frequent occurrence. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. “ A ball at Herst is such a novelty that the county to a man declare their intention of being present at it. ” – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

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