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graphic novel

noun
1.
a novel in the form of comic strips.
Origin of graphic novel
1985-1990
1985-90
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  • Also, a few web comics have proved popular enough to be reprinted as print collections in comic book or graphic novel format.
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  • Using graphic novel storytelling or comics is a fantastic way of teaching students some of the fundamentals about writing.
  • The website enables visitors to add to these stories using video, graphic novel, and other tools.
British Dictionary definitions for graphic novel

graphic novel

noun
1.
a novel in the form of a comic strip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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