The novelty of Coming Apart is Charles Murray's remarkable—and telltale—uncuriosity as to why any of this might be happening.
The nickelodeon was a new business, a novelty, something between a circus and a peep show.
Proud that it was the first all-electric station, architects filled it with light bulbs (a novelty at the time).
But there is a Friends-themed “Central Perk” novelty café operating in Beijing.
Other environmental experts think the bluefin study might be more notable for its novelty, rather than its alarm.
The first time the novelty of a thing prevents you altogether enjoying it.
There is nothing of novelty to them in this tacitly shared sense of gloom.
Loring had got over the first novelty of having the moon descend to his crying.
As the novelty wore off, people began to doubt and reason about it.
The compensation is often a sense of novelty and a thrill of surprise.
late 14c., "quality of being new," also "a new manner or fashion, an innovation; something new or unusual," from Old French noveleté "newness, innovation, change; news, new fashion" (Modern French nouveauté), from novel "new" (see novel (adj.)). Meaning "newness" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "useless but amusing object" is attested from 1901 (e.g. novelty shop, 1973).