nouvelle vague

[noo-vel vag]

noun, plural nou·velles vagues [noo-vel vag] /nu vɛl ˈvag/. French.

a new wave, trend, movement, phase, etc., especially in an art form.
the films of a group of young French and Italian filmmakers, beginning in the late 1950s, who emphasized conscious manipulation of film techniques and psychological probing instead of plot.

Nearby words

  1. nouveau riche,
  2. nouveau roman,
  3. nouveauté,
  4. nouvelle,
  5. nouvelle cuisine,
  6. nouvelle-calédonie,
  7. nouvelles,
  8. nov,
  9. nov.,
  10. nova

Origin of nouvelle vague

literally, new wave

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British Dictionary definitions for nouvelle vague

Nouvelle Vague

noun

films another term for New Wave 1
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