Novelty
Novelty Nov"el*ty, n.; pl. {Novelties}. [OF. novelt['e], F. nouveaut['e], L. novellitas.] 1. The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction. [1913 Webster]

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Something novel; a new or strange thing. [1913 Webster]

3. A small mass-produced article of little value; a knickknack.

Syn: knickknack. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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