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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A movement in French cinema in the 1960s, led by directors such as Jean Luc Godard and François Truffaut, that abandoned traditional narrative techniques in favor of greater use of symbolism and abstraction and dealt with themes of social alienation, psychopathology, and sexual love. Also called nouvelle vague.
  • n. Any of various new movements in cinema, especially one led by a group of experimental filmmakers.
  • n. An avant-garde or experimental movement, as in the arts.
  • n. Music A style of rock music popularized in the early 1980s, marked by the use of synthesizers.

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  • adj. Representing the latest and most advanced style; trendy; faddish.
  • n. A pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early to mid-1980s, incorporating punk beats and synthesized sounds.

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  • n. an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s
  • n. any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

Etymologies

Translation of French nouvelle vague : nouvelle, new + vague, wave.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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