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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
Related forms
novelistically, adverb Unabridged
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  • Dramatic fiction has the greater depth, and novelistic fiction has the greater breadth.

  • It was a pen name devised by the feminine member of the novelistic firm.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • In short, his place is unique, apart from the normal lines of novelistic development.

  • You know, Primrose, my gifts lie in the poetic and novelistic line.

    The Palace Beautiful L. T. Meade
  • Certain materials of fiction are inherently epic, or dramatic, or novelistic, as the case may be.

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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