graphic novel

noun
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of graphic novel

: a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book

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First Known Use of graphic novel

1964


GRAPHIC NOVEL Defined for English Language Learners

graphic novel

noun

Definition of graphic novel for English Language Learners

  • : cartoon drawings that tell a story and are published as a book


GRAPHIC NOVEL Defined for Kids

graphic novel

noun

Definition of graphic novel for Students

: a work of fiction or nonfiction that tells a story using comic strips and that is published as a book

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