novelty

Novelty is a newness or refreshing quality. Many college freshmen enjoy the novelty of living on their own — until it comes time to do that first load of laundry.

You'll often hear people talk about the novelty of a new experience — imagine the excitement and anticipation of cracking open a novel you’ve never read before to help remember the word. But novelty is also a term for a small toy or trinket, usually mass-produced. Novelty shops sell all kinds of funny knickknacks, from personalized flashlight key chains to stuffed singing hamsters.

Primary Meanings of novelty

1.
n
originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
2.
n
a small inexpensive mass-produced article
Full Definitions of novelty
1

n originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel

Synonyms:
freshness
Type of:
originality
the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

n originality by virtue of being new and surprising

Synonyms:
freshness
Type of:
originality
the ability to think and act independently
2

n a small inexpensive mass-produced article

Synonyms:
knickknack
Type of:
article
one of a class of artifacts

n cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

Synonyms:
bangle, bauble, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, trinket
Type of:
adornment
a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

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