ADJ. great This tropical fruit is still a great novelty in Europe. | sheer The sheer novelty of the band's performance won them many fans.
NOVELTY + VERB wear off The novelty of her new job soon wore off.
NOVELTY + NOUN value A trip down a mine has great novelty value for most people.
PHRASES be something of a novelty At that time the motor car was still something of a novelty.