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new wave

noun, often capitalized N&W

Simple Definition of new wave

  • : a movement in which a group of people introduce new styles or ideas in art, music, politics, etc.

  • New Wave : a style of rock music that was popular especially in the 1970s and 1980s, has a strong beat, and uses many electronic instruments (such as keyboards)

  • : a modern style of art, film, or fashion that tries to be very different or unusual often in a shocking way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of new wave

  1. 1 :  a cinematic movement that is characterized by improvisation, abstraction, and subjective symbolism and that often makes use of experimental photographic techniques

  2. 2 :  a new movement in a particular field

  3. 3 :  popular music less raw than punk rock and typically including unconventional melodies, exaggerated beats, and quirky lyrics

  4. 4 :  dernier cri; especially :  fashion that is strikingly outrageous

new–wave play \ˈnü-ˈwāv, ˈnyü-, -ˌwāv\ adjective
new waver play \-ˈwā-vər\ noun

Examples of new wave in a sentence

  1. people who listened to punk, New Wave, or disco



1960

First Known Use of new wave

1960


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