novelese

noun

nov·​el·​ese
¦nävəˈlēz,
-ēs
plural -s
: a style characteristic of bad novels
especially : a style marked by the use of trite expressions
the revolting novelese that the English translator spreads upon the page J. M. Barzun

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“Novelese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novelese. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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