novelette

noun
nov·​el·​ette | \ ˌnä-və-ˈlet How to pronounce novelette (audio) \

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Examples of novelette in a Sentence

bought a collection of his novels and novelettes
Recent Examples on the Web The next year, Hao Jingfang became the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo, for her novelette Folding Beijing. Yi-ling Liu, Wired, "Sci-Fi Writer or Prophet? The Hyperreal Life of Chen Qiufan," 9 Mar. 2021 The backstory of the novelette kept picking at my brain. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Return to an alternate history space race with two new Lady Astronaut novels," 18 Sep. 2018 Flash fiction, short stories, and novelettes don’t usually get the same amount of attention as their longer counterparts, which is a shame. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "11 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out in late November," 15 Nov. 2018 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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The first known use of novelette was in 1780

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19 Mar 2021

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“Novelette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novelette. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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