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novelistic

[nov-uh-lis-tik] /ˌnɒv əˈlɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of novels.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; novel1 + -istic
Related forms
novelistically, adverb
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Examples 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

novelistic

/ˌnɒvəˈlɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of novels, esp in style or method of treatment his novelistic account annoyed other historians
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