Definition of novelty
- the novelty of a self-driving car
- Disney novelties filled the shelves.
- The movie included a few novelty songs.
the novelty of space exploration
Electric-powered cars are still novelties.
Eating shark meat is a novelty to many people.
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: the quality or state of being new, different, and interesting
: something that is new or unusual : something novel
: something unusual and entertaining that is popular for a short period of time
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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