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New Age

of or relating to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal.
of or relating to an unintrusive style of music using both acoustic and electronic instruments and drawing on classical music, jazz, and rock.
the New Age movement.
Origin of New Age
First recorded in 1970-75
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New Ager, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It has been usual to say, with Goethe, that Valmy was the birth of a New Age.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • The New Age is the most valuable because it is the most thorough.

    Hilaire Belloc C. Creighton Mandell
  • This is the New World and the New Age where life is too crowded for regrets.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • In loves such as the New Age is bringing in, true creativeness is touched.

    The Hive

    Will Levington Comfort
  • Some person or some group is holding the plan of the New Age.

    The Hive

    Will Levington Comfort
British Dictionary definitions for New Age

New Age

  1. a philosophy, originating in the late 1980s, characterized by a belief in alternative medicine, astrology, spiritualism, etc
  2. (as modifier): New Age therapies
short for New Age music
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for New Age

1971, in reference to a modern spiritual movement, from new + age. It had been used at various times since at least the 1840s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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New Age in Culture

New Age definition

A general term covering a wide variety of alternative spiritual and philosophical movements and beliefs. Arising mainly during the 1980s, New Age teachings range from the efficacy of crystals, to a belief in reincarnation, to the advocacy of holistic and other approaches to personal health and global ecology.

Note: New Age music incorporates relaxing, dreamy melodic lines with a quietly harmonic background, primarily in order to promote meditation.
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