Antonyms for novelty

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

Definition of novelty

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 :
  • Nor was he ever diverted from his predilections by mere fashion or novelty.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • The novelty of the experience had made her eyes shine like stars.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • There is nothing of novelty to them in this tacitly shared sense of gloom.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • As the novelty wore off, people began to doubt and reason about it.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Some other novelty will spring up one day, and you will be released.
  • Extract from : « The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby » by Charles Dickens
  • The novelty of the whole scene appeared for an instant to engross her attention.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Broadstairs was a new place, and to Roland novelty of any kind had a charm.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Ugh, ugh, ugh,—what a sad rage for novelty there is in this foolish world!
  • Extract from : « The Politician Out-Witted » by Samuel Low
  • Even the novelty of flying the newest rocket-ship in the service had worn off.
  • Extract from : « The Hammer of Thor » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • If Ellis was a novelty to the woman, she was equally so to him.
  • Extract from : « A Breath of Prairie and other stories » by Will Lillibridge

Synonyms for novelty

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