in·​die | \ ˈin-dē How to pronounce indie (audio) \

Definition of indie

1 : one that is independent especially : an unaffiliated record or motion-picture production company
2 : something (such as a record or film) produced by an indie

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indie adjective

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David Berman, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and poet best known for his indie-rock band the Silver Jews, has died. Randall Roberts,, "David Berman, acclaimed indie-rock singer-songwriter of Silver Jews, dies at 52," 8 Aug. 2019 The Pixies perfected it, Nirvana took it and ran with it, and countless indie-rock bands have played with it since then. John Adamian,, "Philadelphia band Swearin’ to play Ballroom in Hamden," 26 July 2019 Fever Dream is the indie-rock outfit's third studio album and the followup to 2015's Beneath the Skin, which opened at a career-best No. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Of Monsters And Men Return With Third Album 'Fever Dream': Stream It Now," 26 July 2019 On the first day of the WonderBus festival, indie-rock band Walk the Moon headline. Anne Nickoloff,, "Wonderbus music festival offers 30% discount on tickets," 18 July 2019 One female music journalist, who wishes to remain anonymous, recalls how an indie-rock artist tried hitting on her by sending her direct messages on social media. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, "Is the music industry finally facing its #MeToo moment?," 8 Mar. 2019 But Snail Mail held nothing back for almost an hour straight, shredding her electric guitar and dancing around its cords like an indie rocker twice her 20 years of age and twice her height. Kevin Williams,, "Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: What we loved and what we could do without on day 3," 21 July 2019 There are a lot of indie games that play like the Metroid and Castlevania series, but Guacamelee! Robert Carnevale, WIRED, "Party Time! 12 Amazingly Addictive Couch Co-op Games," 22 June 2019 The live local musicians performing on the street include dynamic songwriters like Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar, along with indie-rockers Honeybabe, blues-rockers Mark Pasman’s Supersessions and more. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music this weekend: Free summer festivals deliver the sounds," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of indie

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for indie

by shortening & alteration from independent

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The first known use of indie was in 1928

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