novella: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nō-vel'u), [key]
— pl. -vel•las, -vel•le
  1. a tale or short story of the type contained in the Decameron of Boccaccio.
  2. a fictional prose narrative that is longer and more complex than a short story; a short novel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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