a brief novel or long short story.

1805–15; novel1 + -ette Unabridged
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novelette (ˌnɒvəˈlɛt)
1.  an extended prose narrative story or short novel
2.  a novel that is regarded as being slight, trivial, or sentimental
3.  a short piece of lyrical music, esp one for the piano

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Also, his novelette of mice and men draws elements from the story.
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