nou·​velle | \ nü-ˈvel How to pronounce nouvelle (audio) \

Definition of nouvelle

1 : of or relating to nouvelle cuisine a nouvelle restaurant
2 : trendy, novel

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There’s nothing ordinary about a meal at Jeune et Jolie, the chic and charming nouvelle French restaurant in Carlsbad that’s on everyone’s short list for best new restaurant of the year. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "TGIM: Jeune et Jolie serving up special Monday menu," 8 Aug. 2019 Nous sommes avec le peuple américain, une nouvelle fois endeuillé. Alex Ward, Vox, "Foreign leaders are “appalled” at the Pittsburgh shooting," 27 Oct. 2018 This trendy bar still believes in the nouvelle style of molecular pizzazz. Seth Shezi, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Bars in Cape Town," 13 Sep. 2018 Ella Brennan, who was credited with creating nouvelle Creole cuisine at her Commander’s Palace restaurant and was the matriarch of a New Orleans family that owns more than a dozen restaurants, died May 31 at her home in New Orleans. Washington Post, "Ella Brennan, matriarch of New Orleans restaurant family, dies at 92," 2 June 2018 La France paye une nouvelle fois le prix du sang mais ne cède pas un pouce aux ennemis de la liberté (2/2). Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Paris knife attacker claimed as 'soldier' of ISIS," 13 May 2018 Their food reflected a nouvelle lightness thanks to reduced amounts of fats and flour, and it was served in artfully restrained presentations. New York Times, "5 New York Times Writers on What They Got Right and Wrong in the Early ’80s," 13 Apr. 2018 Bocuse shunned the extremes of nouvelle cooking, such as the comically small portions, scarcely cooked vegetables and weirdly exotic food combinations. The Washington Post,, "Paul Bocuse, French chef who popularized nouvelle cuisine movement, dies at 91," 20 Jan. 2018 Smyth’s nouvelle fine dining experience—no tablecloths, random courses showing up just because, Duran Duran, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin thrumming—nails Chicago’s kinetic high concept, zero pretension dining scene. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "6 Chicago Restaurants You Should Know About Now," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of nouvelle

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for nouvelle

after nouvelle cuisine

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