in·die | \ ˈin-dē \

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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The This Is Us star and her fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, frontman of the indie rock band Dawes, were instantly attracted to their 1950s abode nestled in the California city’s private hills. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Mandy Moore Is Showing Off Her ‘Dream House’ And It’s Even More Stunning Than You’d Expect," 22 June 2018 Last year, Damian Albarn's indie rock band — made up of a host of digital bandmates that collaborate with real-life musicians — returned with Humanz, their first album in six years. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Summer music preview: 8 burning questions about the season's biggest releases," 11 June 2018 In the dreamy, already-nostalgic new single, premiering here with TIME, the indie band explore a feeling that will be familiar to anyone who’s had a powerful fling — or is ready to acknowledge that a relationship or experience has run its course. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Listen to Bittersweet New Single 'One Day Left' from Canada's Indie Pop-Rock Band Stars," 6 June 2018 The festival is a small and ongoing series of monthly screenings at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema that spotlight indie films and other projects made in Chicago and the Midwest. Nina Metz,, "Amy Guth named new head of the Midwest Independent Film Festival," 2 July 2018 That’s what indie pop rocker Caroline Rose did at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage on Wednesday afternoon. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 1: Kane Brown, Walker Hayes, Jethro Tull and more," 27 June 2018 Brit Marling and Ellen Page discuss making indie films at the Los Angeles premiere of thriller 'The East,' while Patricia Clarkson shares her thoughts on former co-star Amanda Bynes. Randy Tucker,, "Cincinnati World Cinema renovating small Downtown theater for late-summer opening," 26 June 2018 The day will see a kazoo parade and improv musical comedy, as well as performances from indie rockers to rappers to traditional Irish musicians. Nyssa Kruse,, "Music To Fill Streets As Connecticut Joins Global Make Music Day," 18 June 2018 When the Grammy nominees for Best New Artist were announced for 2016, alongside mega pop star (and eventual winner) Meghan Trainor was the Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett. Mike Ayers, Time, "Courtney Barnett Proves She's Indie Rock’s Shining Light on Tell Me How You Really Feel," 17 May 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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