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noun     novelty pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] something new and unusual

    In the 1950s, television was still a novelty.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the excitement or interest that something new or unusual creates
    the novelty of something:

    The novelty of living together is starting to wear off.

  3. 3
    [countable] [usually plural] a small cheap object such as a toy or piece of jewellery
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