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1. Of or relating to a complex of spiritual and consciousness-raising movements originating in the 1970s and covering a range of themes from a belief in spiritualism and reincarnation to advocacy of holistic approaches to health and ecology.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling New Age music.
A style of modern music characterized by a relaxing or dreamy texture derived from quiet harmonies and drones, often incorporating synthesizers and acoustic and ethnic instrumentation.
New Ager n.
New′-Ag′ey (-ā′jē) adj.
a. a philosophy, originating in the late 1980s, characterized by a belief in alternative medicine, astrology, spiritualism, etc
b. (as modifier): New Age therapies.
2. (Pop Music) short for New Age music
1. of or pertaining to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal.
2. of or pertaining to an unintrusive style of music using both acoustic and electronic instruments and drawing on classical music, jazz, and rock.n.
3. the New Age movement.
New′ Ag′er, n.
An interrelated set of philosophical and spiritual beliefs becoming more widespread since the 1980s. Important elements are spiritualism, belief in reincarnation, alternative healing, and astrology.