novelty noun (novelties) 1 the quality of being new and intriguing. 2 something new and strange. 3 a small, cheap and usually kitsch toy or souvenir
1[countable] something new and unusual
In the 1950s, television was still a novelty.
Synonyms or related words for this meaning of novelty: curiosity, happening, spectacle, exception, occasion... more
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.
Synonyms or related words for this meaning of novelty: mystery, life, fascination, animation, zest... more3[countable] [usually plural] a small cheap object such as a toy or piece of jewelleryhttp://www.oup.com/oald-bin/web_getald7index1a.pl
nov•elty /nvlti; NAmE nv/ noun, adj.
noun (pl. -ies)
1 [U] the quality of being new, different and interesting: It was fun working there at first but the novelty soon wore off (= it became boring). There’s a certain novelty value in this approach. We must not mistake novelty for originality and quality.
2 [C] a thing, person or situation that is interesting because it is new, unusual, or has not been known before: Electric-powered cars are still something of a novelty.3 [C] a small cheap object sold as a toy or a decorative object