gaud vs novelty what difference

what is difference between gaud and novelty

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔːd/
  • Homophones: god (in accents with the cot-caught merger), gored (in non-rhotic accents with the horse-hoarse merger)

Etymology 1

From Middle English gaude, gawde (jest, prank, trick; ornamental bead in a rosary, trinket, bauble). Compare Middle English gaudy, gaudee, of the same meaning.

Noun

gaud (plural gauds)

  1. a cheap showy trinket
    • 1922, T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (published 1926)
      Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war.
  2. (obsolete) trick; jest; sport
  3. (obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice

Translations

Related terms
  • gaudy

Verb

gaud (third-person singular simple present gauds, present participle gauding, simple past and past participle gauded)

  1. (obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.

Etymology 2

Compare French gaudir (to rejoice).

Verb

gaud (third-person singular simple present gauds, present participle gauding, simple past and past participle gauded)

  1. To sport or keep festival.
    • 1579, Thomas North, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes
      gauding with his familiars

Anagrams

  • Dagu, Guad.

Ilocano

Noun

gaud

  1. paddle; oar

Lubuagan Kalinga

Noun

gaud

  1. paddle; oar


English

Etymology

From Middle English novelte, from Old French novelté (Modern French nouveauté), from the adjective novel, ultimately from Latin novellus.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnɑvəlti/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnɒvəlti/
  • Hyphenation: nov‧el‧ty

Noun

novelty (countable and uncountable, plural novelties)

  1. The state of being new or novel; newness.
  2. A new product; an innovation.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 10.
      Reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty.
  3. A small mass-produced trinket.
  4. In novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation.

Derived terms

  • novelty act
  • novelty song
  • novelty theory

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