Meaning of NOVELETTE in English


also nov·el·et |nävə|let

( -s )


a. : a brief novel or long short story

is also buying novelettes of around 15,000 words — Iris Litt

all of it is short; nothing exceeding novelette length — Richard Sullivan

b. Britain : a light usually sentimental romantic novel

was a great reader of novelettes and had romantic ideas — Flora Thompson

weeping over a sentimental novelette — F.M.Ford


[German novellette, from novelle novel (from Italian novella ) + -ette — more at novella ]

: a romantic piano piece of free form characteristically containing a number of contrasting sections

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.