What does the word novelty mean?

Usage examples for novelty

  1. It holds novelty anyway. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  2. Afterward it laughed until the novelty began to wear off. – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  3. The novelty of all around and the amusement he found at first seemed to make him forget our being strangers. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare