novelette


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

nov·el·ette

 (nŏv′ə-lĕt′)
n.
A short novel.

novelette

(ˌnɒvəˈlɛt)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an extended prose narrative story or short novel
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a novel that is regarded as being slight, trivial, or sentimental
3. (Classical Music) a short piece of lyrical music, esp one for the piano

nov•el•ette

(ˌnɒv əˈlɛt)

n.
a brief novel or long short story.
[1805–15]

novelette

A short novel, usually light and often sentimental in tone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.novelette - a short novel
novel - an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
Translations

novelette

[ˌnɒvəˈlet] Nnovela f corta (pej) → novela f sentimental, novela f sin valor

novelette

n (pej)Romänchen nt, → Kitschroman m

novelette

[ˌnɒvəˈlɛt] n (usu) (pej) → romanzetto
References in classic literature ?
She went away and, since at that late hour there was nobody else at her tables, she immersed herself in a novelette. This was before the time of the sixpenny reprints.
(Do we not know that man in moments of emotion expresses himself naturally in the terms of a novelette?) Stroeve was trying to express a feeling which he had never known before, and he did not know how to put it into common terms.
Now you would think that the first thing the king would do after listening to such a novelette from an entire stranger, would be to ask for credentials -- yes, and a pointer or two as to locality of castle, best route to it, and so on.
A novelette, an airy trifle, conceived in days when the thermometer was lower and it was possible to think, and worked out almost mechanically, had been accepted by a magazine of a higher standing than those which hitherto had shown him hospitality.
The novelette titled If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again, was published at the B and N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog on November last year.
Bizet's electrifying music underscores Merime's extensive novelette on beautiful and reckless Carmen, whose volatile life is foretold in a tragic tale of passion and betrayal.
Here are mysteries, alternate history pieces, short fiction, and even a novelette, each offering a different theme and approach that demonstrates that Flint isn't just a master of alternate history alone.
In movies, he tried to discover a new language, shooting unconventionally.This year, he planned to publish a new novel and start filming his novelette Ema a Smrtihlav (Ema and the Death's-Head Hawkmoth) with cinematographer Martin Strba, who just recently received the national film award Sun in a Net.
Sherds is a 2007 short novel or novelette written by Filipino National Artist for Literature and multi-awarded author F.
The first category is Novel or Novelette while the second category is Fiction written in Urdu language.
Machados collection of eight stories--all but one, "The Resident," previously published--has been anticipated since "The Husband Stitch" was nominated for the 2014 Nebula novelette award.
In (http://www.ibtimes.com/will-season-1-episode-7-spoilers-can-william-shakespeare-save-theater-2576092) Season 1, episode 7 , Southwell handed Alice a novelette about Mary Magdalene.