Post-blood donation, pre-yoga lunch.
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈnɒvlti/ , U.S. /ˈnɑvəlti/
Etymology: < Anglo-Norman and Middle French novelté new situation (c1160 in Old French), Middle French, French nouveauté innovation, change (1280), character of that which is new (1280), something new (end of the 14th cent.), fashionable finery or fabric (1694), (plural) fabric of an unusual colour or design (1868) < novelnovel adj. + -té-ty suffix1.
a. Something new, not previously experienced, unusual, or unfamiliar; a novel thing.
b. A new custom or practice; an innovation.
c. Usu. in pl. News; tidings. Obs.
d. Innovation in thought or belief; heresy; (also) an instance of this.
e. An often useless or trivial but decorative or amusing object, esp. one relying for its appeal on the newness of its design.