/ (ˌnjuːˈmɛtəl) /
- a type of rock music popular from the late 1990s, featuring much of the sound typical of heavy metal but also influenced by rap and hip-hop
- (as modifier)a nu-metal band
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Word Origin for nu-metal
C20: from nu-, a form of new + (heavy) metal
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