[n_ˈɒ_v_əl_t_ɪ], [nˈɒvə͡ltɪ], [nˈɒvə‍ltɪ]

Definitions of novelty:

  1.   cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
  2.   The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction.
  3.   cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing
  4.   A requirement for obtaining a patent. To be novel, an invention must be physically different in some way from all previous inventions.
  5.   A new or strange thing; recentness of origin.
  6.   originality by virtue of being new and surprising
  7.   originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
  8.   Something novel; a new or strange thing.
  9.   Freshness; newness; something new, or fresh.
  10.   Newness; something novel.
  11.   Newness: anything new or strange.
  12.   a small inexpensive mass- produced article

Antonyms for novelty:

antiquity, staleness, commonness, Familiarity, uniformity, age, persistence, constancy, permanence, ancientness, unchangeableness, agedness, invariability, firmness, fixedness, banality, identity, fixity, steadiness, continuance.

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. Nationalism- in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies- consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it. – John Nelson Darby
  3. Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home. – Shelby Foote
  4. Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview- nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty – Stephen Jay Gould
  5. I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school. – Owen Hart
  6. The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations. – Ernst Mayr
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches; perhaps, however, with no strict consistency. – Robert Rainy
  10. America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty I will belong to the select few. – Will Rogers
  11. 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
  12. Being a novelty had its advantages. – Jessica Savitch
  13. Novelty is the great parent of pleasure. – Bishop Robert South
  14. A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking. – Andrzej Wajda

Usage examples for novelty:

  1. There was novelty in the thought. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. The novelty and solemnity of the scene awed her. ” – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. “ 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
  4. Still there was an air of independence about it, and we felt a confidence in our own energies and resources that made the novelty of our position rather agreeable than otherwise. ” – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  5. “ To be called beautiful was a novelty in his experience. ” – Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum.
  6. He felt her rebellion and it was a novelty for him. ” – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  7. 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
  8. “ 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
  9. Everything was full of novelty and excitement. ” – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. They must be always running after some novelty or other.... ” – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. He hasn't a fickle nature; he doesn't seek for variety and novelty – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  12. The city guests enjoyed it all because to them it was so great a novelty – Entertaining Made Easy by Emily Rose Burt
  13. The arrangements included a novelty which offered a very brilliant prospect to the party, and excited the imagination even of the older ones to the highest pitch. ” – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  14. 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
  15. “ 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
  16. Had the novelty worn off? ” – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  17. But the novelty of being up- stairs in Mary's house made Sally forget the cause of her being there. ” – Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall
  18. “ I am all anxiety to know what this attractive novelty was. ” – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  19. There is no need to leave the Word long since heard in order to get novelty – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  20. The young girl obeyed with alacrity, and was almost trembling with excitement, to which fear as well as the novelty of the scene contributed not a little. ” – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe