[noh-vak-yuh-lahyt] /noʊˈvæk yəˌlaɪt/
a very hard sedimentary rock, similar to chert, composed essentially of microcrystalline quartz.
a fine-grained dense hard rock containing quartz and feldspar: used as a whetstone
[noh-vuh] /ˈnoʊ və/ noun, plural novas, novae [noh-vee] /ˈnoʊ vi/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity. /ˈnəʊvə/ noun (pl) -vae (-viː), -vas 1. a variable star that undergoes a cataclysmic eruption, observed as a sudden large increase in brightness with […]
[naw-vah ee-gwah-soo] /ˈnɔ vɑ ˌi gwɑˈsu/ noun 1. a city in SE Brazil, NW of Rio de Janeiro.
[noh-vah-lis] /noʊˈvɑ lɪs/ noun 1. (pen name of Friedrich von Hardenberg) 1772–1801, German poet. /German noˈvaːlɪs/ noun 1. real name Friedrich von Hardenberg. 1772–1801, German romantic poet. His works include the mystical Hymnen an die Nacht (1797; published 1800) and Geistliche Lieder (1799)
[Portuguese naw-vuh leezh-baw-uh] /Portuguese ˈnɔ və liʒˈbɔ ə/ noun 1. former name of . /Portuguese ˈnɔvə liʒˈβoə/ noun 1. the former name (1928–73) of Huambo