fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion.
last year's fad is over
rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad.
Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time
crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted
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The 1960s are known as a pivotal era in American film, when the safe cinematic language of the 1950s gave way to edgy new modes of expression, informed by European art films, cinema verité documentaries and the political ructions that roiled the second half of the decade.—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Back in mom mode, Teigen’s also posted some recent family snaps to Instagram over the weekend.—Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 Roberta’s wild, self-destructive expressionism feels like new ground for her, and the change in mode and class sometimes fits her awkwardly.—Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 The inflatable Luci light is frosted and has 10 LEDs and a color cycle mode.—Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 Acupuncture Tips Acupuncture is not a singular medical practice but part of a larger mode of treatment, Robert Cowan, MD, a clinical professor of neurology and neurological sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, told Health.—Colleen Stinchcombe, Health, 19 Nov. 2023 And this conversation, for an organization simultaneously operating four different hospitals on five campuses plus dozens of outpatient facilities, must happen at a moment when the normal electronic modes of communication have been shut down.—Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2023 However like Ulysses, every song is written in a stream-of-consciousness mode.—Evan Minsker, Pitchfork, 17 Nov. 2023 The coffee machine features six brewing modes, including a quick mode that makes a full pot in under seven minutes and an ice mode that’s specially designed for cold coffee drinks.—Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English moede, from Latin modus measure, manner, musical mode — more at mete