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nouvelle vague


[French : nouvelle, new + vague, wave.]
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Nouvelle Vague

(nuvɛl vaɡ)
(Film) films another term for New Wave
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new′ wave′

1. a movement, esp. in art, literature, or politics, that breaks with traditional values, techniques, etc.
2. (often caps.)
a. a movement in filmmaking that started in France in the 1950s, characterized by loosely structured plots and unconventional photographic techniques.
b. the members of this movement.
[1955–60; translation of French nouvelle vague]
new′-wave′, adj.
new′wav′er, n.
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Noun1.Nouvelle Vague - an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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