from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the New Wave
  • adj. Innovative and ground-breaking


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Morgan is a techno/disco/new-wave producer and reluctant (albeit continuously employed) DJ with almost no knowledge of the Top 40 stuff that the kids are into (and what he does know he tends to loathe).


  • The Swedish group has swelled in slow-motion over time, landing a song in the Sofia Coppola movie " Marie Antoinette " in 2006 and garnering good notices for a 2010 album called "Clinging to a Scheme," which shuffles through moody new-wave melodies in a homey, rumpled manner.

    So Many Ways to Make Noise

  • But they have a catalog as ageless as frontman Ric Ocasek's wife, Paulina Porizkova, and their streamlined hits expertly combining garage-rock and bubblegum pop continue to cruise around the airwaves decades after defining new-wave radio as well as the nascent days of MTV.

    Soul Stars, Vintage Cars

  • Friday, 3 p.m. Just because you're a new-wave Romanian filmmaker, it doesn't mean your only theme is the nation's post-Ceau ş escu hangover.

    The Best of the Fest

  • Getty Images Twin Shadow is set to bring its new-wave inspired sound to Hoboken next week.

    New-Waving Hello in Hoboken

  • For their recent new album, "The Errant Charm," Mr. Cabic and cohorts veer from the acoustic side of things for something more streamlined and new-wave influenced, taking cues from the Feelies and "Mirage"-era Fleetwood Mac.

    Garden Grunge, Animals in the Park

  • Hong Kong's Tsui Hark, one of the architects of the Chinese new-wave that began in the 1980s, is a guest of honor, screening his latest (the visually stunning return-to-form "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame") and greeting fans at "greatest-hits" revivals of gravity-defying Wu Xia epics, including the game-changing "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain" (1983) and the samurai masterpiece "The Blade" (1995).

    Bombshells and Boxers

  • While doing this stuff, he edited revolutionary new-wave SF works by writers such as J.G. Ballard, and he published his own somewhat Burroughs-influenced experimental writing as well.

    News bits

  • Because these days, any band wanting to mingle ringing guitars, '80s new-wave and diluted Americana has to go through the Killers first.

    U.S. Royalty's new album sounds familiar, somehow

  • Opening group Abe Vigoda no relation to the 79-year-old character actor plays a tight and lithe brand of new-wave pop born out of a Los Angeles art-rock scene that also includes the burgeoning band No Age.

    Avant Bards Onstage


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.