[ noo-vel vag ]
/ nu vɛl ˈvag /
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.
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Origin of nouvelle vague
literally, new wave
Words nearby nouvelle vague
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British Dictionary definitions for nouvelle vague
/ French (nuvɛl vaɡ) /
films another term for New Wave 1
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