Antonyms for novelties

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nov-uh l-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɒv əl ti

Definition of novelties

Origin :
  • late 14c., "quality of being new," also "a new manner or fashion, an innovation; something new or unusual," from Old French noveleté "newness, innovation, change; news, new fashion" (Modern French nouveauté), from novel "new" (see novel (adj.)). Meaning "newness" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "useless but amusing object" is attested from 1901 (e.g. novelty shop, 1973).
  • noun newness, originality
  • noun trinket, gadget
Example sentences :
  • So, Madame, your god-mother has two novelties to present tomorrow.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • “I like novelties”—and Count Otto smiled with an air of considerable resolution.
  • Extract from : « Pandora » by Henry James
  • There is no rich and fickle man who does not feel that all his novelties are ancient.
  • Extract from : « The Napoleon of Notting Hill » by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • I deprecate any hasty rejection of these thoughts as novelties.
  • Extract from : « Spare Hours » by John Brown
  • For a time my attention was wholly taken up with the novelties of the place.
  • Extract from : « When Life Was Young » by C. A. Stephens
  • The return walk was not so pleasant, for the novelties of the region had been exhausted.
  • Extract from : « Up The Baltic » by Oliver Optic
  • I am rather one to think of novelties, and if Eliza cares to copy any of them, so much the better.
  • Extract from : « Eliza » by Barry Pain
  • Backwoods and backwoodsmen are novelties which amuse for the moment.
  • Extract from : « Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 » by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Fergus Derrick was a young man, and young men were fond of novelties.
  • Extract from : « That Lass O' Lowrie's » by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • In 1876 he stood in the city of Seattle gazing with wonder at the novelties about him.
  • Extract from : « Scandinavians on the Pacific, Puget Sound » by Thomas Ostenson Stine

Synonyms for novelties

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