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[nov-uh-lis-tik] /ˌnɒv əˈlɪs tɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of novels.
Origin of novelistic
1825-35; novel1 + -istic
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novelistically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for novelistic
  • In his own non-novelistic way, my grandfather was a wonderful storyteller.
  • The character's own sense of reality seems to crumble along with the last vestiges of novelistic realism.
  • The flashbacks are done in thin theatrical fashion rather than novelistic technique, and this doesn't help.
  • Yet his vision was realized through a sharp novelistic rendering of drama.
  • Levy's novelistic defense against evil and injustice is her humane sense of comedy.
  • She's written a succinct yet roomy book, one that moves along with novelistic buoyancy and grace.
  • The novelistic exploration of the theme of forgetting has no end and no conclusion.
British Dictionary definitions for novelistic


of or characteristic of novels, esp in style or method of treatment: his novelistic account annoyed other historians
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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