nov·​el·​ist ˈnä-və-list How to pronounce novelist (audio)
: a writer of novels

Examples of novelist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jury consisted of Christine Vachon, Geoffrey Rush, Hungarian director Gábor Reisz, Icelandic poet, novelist, and screenwriter Sjón, and Czech actress Eliška Křenková. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 July 2024 And especially to Tracy Clark, a talented novelist who has helped to correct my faulty thinking and grammar for many years. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2024 There are lovely, moody shots of Chatwin the novelist, travel writer and adventurer, wandering through Haiti, posing with a python — and a priestess — at her shrine in Benin, and shot against the backdrop of a mountain range in Namibia. Samantha Conti, WWD, 28 June 2024 In addition, the novelist Dara Horn, who sat on an earlier iteration of the group, has since distanced herself from it and become a vocal critic of Harvard’s handling of antisemitism. Andrew Lapin, Sun Sentinel, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for novelist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of novelist was in 1728

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“Novelist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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nov·​el·​ist ˈnäv-(ə-)ləst How to pronounce novelist (audio)
: a writer of novels
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