nov·el·ette | \ˌnä-və-ˈlet \

Definition of novelette 

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Examples of novelette in a Sentence

bought a collection of his novels and novelettes

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In 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal earned a Hugo Award for her novelette The Lady Astronaut of Mars, set in an alternate history in which humanity is prompted to colonize outer space after a devastating meteor strike that destroys Washington, DC. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of novelette

1780, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for novelette

novel entry 2 + -ette

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