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no·vel·la

 (nō-vĕl′ə)
n. pl. no·vel·las or no·vel·le (-vĕl′ē, -vĕl′ā)
1. A short prose tale often characterized by moral teaching or satire.
2. A short novel.

[Italian; see novel1.]

novella

(nəʊˈvɛlə)
n, pl -las or -le (-leɪ)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (formerly) a short narrative tale, esp a popular story having a moral or satirical point, such as those in Boccaccio's Decameron
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a short novel; novelette
[C20: from Italian; see novel1]

no•vel•la

(noʊˈvɛl ə)

n., pl. -vel•las for 2, -vel•le (-ˈvɛl i, -ˈvɛl eɪ) for 1.
1. a fictional prose narrative that is longer and more complex than a short story; a short novel.
2. a tale or short story of the type contained in the Decameron of Boccaccio.
[1900–05; < Italian; see novel1]

novella

A short narrative tale that is longer than a short story, often one with a moral or satirical point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.novella - a short novel
novel - an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
Translations

novella

[nəʊˈvelə] N (novellas or novelle (pl)) [nəʊˈveleɪ]novela f corta

novella

[nəʊˈvɛlə] nroman m court

novella

nNovelle f
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