novelettish


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novelettish

(ˌnɒvəˈlɛtɪʃ)
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) characteristic of a novelette; trite or sentimental
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novelettish

[ˌnɒvəˈletɪʃ] ADJsentimental, romántico
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novelettish

adj (pej) situationrührselig, kitschig
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References in periodicals archive ?
Heartrending flashback drama, although a mite novelettish. (Cert 12, 2010) ***
The film sags a little, its romance rather novelettish (Jay and Daisy sit for hours, talking like teenagers) -- yet even this is part of the point, because Love itself is an anti-climax.
Typical of the initial negative reviews was that of Philip Toynbee, writing in The Observer, who pronounced Maurice to be "novelettish, ill-written, humourless and deeply embarrassing." Toynbee maintained that Forster's literary gift depended upon the sublimation of his homosexual feelings, evident in the novels he published during his lifetime.
Nights, they confess one by one on Merek's bed under the eaves: fraught loves and burdensome sins arrayed in novelettish plots.
The fight scenes are risibly over the top, the story novelettish. Besides, it has already angered the antieuthanasia lobby and as most Academy voters are in their dotage, that's hardly a votecatching start.
17 PENNY-NOVELETrEISH (OED novelettish 1904) 1 7 9 10 11 17 19 70 71 79 90 91 97