nouvelle

[noo-vel]
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adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of nouvelle cuisine.

Origin of nouvelle

extracted from nouvelle cuisine

nouvelles

[noo-vel]

plural noun French.

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Word Origin and History for nouvelle
n.

"short fictitious narrative dealing with a single situation or aspect of a character," 1670s, French nouvelle (11c.), literally "new" (see novel (adj.)).

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