novella

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noun no·vel·la \nō-ˈve-lə\

Definition of novella

plural

novellas

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novelle

play \nō-ˈve-lē\
  1. 1 plural novelle :  a story with a compact and pointed plot

  2. 2 plural novellas :  a work of fiction intermediate in length and complexity between a short story and a novel

Examples of novella in a sentence

  1. pressed for time, many English teachers have their students read the one novella among the novelist's works

Origin and Etymology of novella

Italian, from feminine of novello new, from Latin novellus


First Known Use: 1677


NOVELLA Defined for English Language Learners

novella

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noun no·vel·la \nō-ˈve-lə\

Definition of novella for English Language Learners

  • : a short novel : a story that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel



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