WOTW: novel

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - novel


Novel” is a noun and an adjective. You know the meaning of the noun, but the adjective is also useful.  Let’s find out more.


The noun “novel” means a written work of fiction of book length, involving characters, actions and narrative.


+ He is trying to write his first novel.

+ I bought a paperback novel in the airport.

+ She loves the novels of Jane Austen.

+ The novel begins with a murder.


The meaning of the adjective “novel” is interestingly new or unusual.


+ He had novel idea for saving his company.

+ That is hardly a novel solution, but it will work.

+ The council proposed a novel strategy for dealing with the pigeons.

+ The government is looking at novel ways of financing green energy projects.


The pronunciation is / ˈnɒv(ə)l /.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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