1 [U] quality of being novel; newness; strangeness 新奇; 新颖; 奇异
*The novelty of his surroundings soon wore off, ie He grew accustomed to them. 他对环境的新鲜感很快就消失了.
* [attrib 作定语] There's a certain novelty value in this approach. 这种方法含有某种创新的意义.
2 [C] previously unknown thing, experience, etc; new or strange thing or person新鲜的事物、经验等; 新奇的事物或人
*A British businessman who can speak a foreign language is still something of a novelty. 能说某种外国语的英国商人仍可算是新奇人物.
3 [C] small toy, ornament, etc of low value （廉价的）小玩具、小装饰品等
*a chocolate egg with a plastic novelty inside 内藏塑料小玩意儿的蛋形巧克力.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: novelté, from novel; NOVEL2]
the quality of being new, unusual, and interesting
the novelty of the ideas
Many toys have no attraction beyond their novelty value .
It was fun for a while, but the novelty wore off (=it became boring) .
something new and unusual which attracts people's attention and interest
Then the Internet was still something of a novelty.
an unusual, small, cheap object, often given as a present
a selection of novelties and t-shirts
a novelty key-ring
1. Riding was a novelty to her. 骑马对她来说是件新鲜事。