nou·​velle nü-ˈvel How to pronounce nouvelle (audio)
: of or relating to nouvelle cuisine
a nouvelle restaurant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cuisine here is often tapas style, but portions are hardly nouvelle. Amy Drew Thompson,, 4 Mar. 2021 For one, the cooking trends of nouvelle and molecular gastronomy are, well, no longer trendy. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, 6 Dec. 2019 Lameloise’s food was traditional Burgundian haute cuisine updated with nouvelle touches. Adam Shatz, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2019 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, 8 Aug. 2019 Nous sommes avec le peuple américain, une nouvelle fois endeuillé. Alex Ward, Vox, 27 Oct. 2018 This trendy bar still believes in the nouvelle style of molecular pizzazz. Seth Shezi, Condé Nast Traveler, 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, 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, 13 May 2018 See More

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Word History


after nouvelle cuisine

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of nouvelle was in 1650

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“Nouvelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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