novelty noun

ADJ. great This tropical fruit is still a great novelty in Europe. | sheer The sheer novelty of the band's performance won them many fans.

NOVELTY + VERB wear off The novelty of her new job soon wore off.

NOVELTY + NOUN value A trip down a mine has great novelty value for most people.

PHRASES be something of a novelty At that time the motor car was still something of a novelty.