nonnovel

adjective
non·​nov·​el | \ ˌnän-ˈnä-vəl How to pronounce nonnovel (audio) \

Definition of nonnovel

: not new, original, or striking : not novel … in a line drawing, the novel part or parts may be drawn in full lines, with nonnovel part or parts shown in dotted lines.— John Grant et al.

First Known Use of nonnovel

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonnovel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonnovel. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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