A new or strange thing; recentness of origin.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Freshness; newness; something new, or fresh.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Newness: anything new or strange.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

And then, to think that she had but touched the shore of novelty that all Central Europe was behind her as she stood looking out on the quay!
- The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
Although the process had lost the charm of novelty to Mabel it was for Yetta a new and entirely wonderful experience.
- Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
Save for its size and the novelty of the fireplace, it was an ordinary kitchen, complete to red- checked curtains at the windows.
- Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton