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novella

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noun no·vel·la \nō-ˈve-lə\

Simple Definition of novella

  • : a short novel : a story that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel

Full Definition of novella

plural novellas or no·vel·le play \-ˈve-lē\

  1. 1 plural novelle :  a story with a compact and pointed plot

  2. 2 plural usually novellas :  a work of fiction intermediate in length and complexity between a short story and a novel

Examples of novella

  1. <pressed for time, many English teachers have their students read the one novella among the novelist's works>



Origin of novella

Italian, from feminine of novello new, from Latin novellus


First Known Use: 1898



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