|Origin:||novelté, from novel; NOVEL2|
nov‧el‧ty plural novelties
the quality of being new, unusual, and interesting
the novelty of the ideas
Many toys have no attraction beyond their novelty value.
It was fun for a while, but the novelty wore off (=it became boring).
something new and unusual which attracts people's attention and interest:
Then the Internet was still something of a novelty.
an unusual, small, cheap object, often given as a present:
a selection of novelties and t-shirts
a novelty key-ring