nouvelle vague


Examples of nouvelle vague in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black rollnecks now feel nouvelle vague; prairie dresses look all the more saccharine; blouses with eccentric necklines have their time to shine now that my hair isn't concealing the main event. Georgia Murray,, 15 Apr. 2020

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Word History


borrowed from French

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nouvelle vague was in 1959

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“Nouvelle vague.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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