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

Examples of indie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The free citywide festival and conference -- dubbed America’s largest soul and R&B indie concert -- takes place in the heart of Atlanta Saturday and Sunday. Ben Flanagan |, al, 3 Sep. 2021 The influential British indie magazine Dazed hired Ib Kamara as editor in chief in January. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021 Rothley developed the script with indie producer Patrick Brennan, a founding member of Nine Dot Entertainment. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 30 Aug. 2021 Innersloth, the indie team behind the massive Twitch hit Among Us, just learned that the hard way. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 19 Aug. 2021 So Levin in 1999 formed the Alliance of Independent Media Stores, handpicking 30 of the most beloved indie record stores nationwide. Rodney Ho, ajc, 13 Aug. 2021 After Midnight' In the down-home indie horror romance, a small-town bar owner's forced to deal with a vicious monster that attacks his front door every night. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 Some of the new titles have been on the smaller-scale, indie-feeling side of things. Andy Meek, BGR, 7 Aug. 2021 Gunn started his career at the (virtually) no-budget indie company Troma, where storytelling often relies on shock value. David Sims, The Atlantic, 5 Aug. 2021

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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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10 Sep 2021

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“Indie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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