Definition of novelette in English:

novelette

Line breaks: nov¦el|ette
Pronunciation: /nɒvəˈlɛt
 
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noun

chiefly • derogatory
  • A short novel, typically one that is light and romantic or sentimental in character.
    More example sentences
    • Drawing on these experiences, Webb's novelettes focus on the leisure-time activities of upper-class society in London, Paris, and Cannes.
    • We're trying to discern the difference between a short story, a vignette, a novella, and a novelette.
    • After a couple of novelettes, she started writing short stories for all leading publications in Malayalam and brought out her first compilation of short stories as ‘Nirmalyam’ in 1994.

Derivatives

novelettish

adjective
More example sentences
  • Beverly has spent her life banishing romance, all that novelettish stuff.
  • The High Command remained constricted by its novelettish story of murder, blackmail, and family secrets, but the verve of Dickinson's direction still shone through.
  • Many have seen the work as escapist or cloyingly sentimental - ‘novelettish and pretty-pretty, ‘as one eminent Straussian described it.

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