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1. often New Wave
a. A movement in French cinema in the 1960s, led by directors such as Jean Luc Godard and François Truffaut, that abandoned traditional narrative techniques in favor of greater use of symbolism and abstraction and dealt with themes of social alienation, psychopathology, and sexual love. Also called nouvelle vague.
b. Any of various new movements in cinema, especially one led by a group of experimental filmmakers.
2. An avant-garde or experimental movement, as in the arts.
3. Music A style of rock music popularized in the early 1980s, marked by the use of synthesizers.
[Translation of French nouvelle vague : nouvelle, new + vague, wave.]
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a movement in art, film-making, politics, etc, that consciously breaks with traditional ideas
1. (Film) the New Wave Also known as: La Nouvelle Vague a movement in the French cinema of the 1960s, led by such directors as Godard, Truffaut, and Resnais, characterized by a fluid use of the camera and an abandonment of traditional editing techniques
2. (Pop Music) rock music of the late 1970s, related to punk but more complex: sometimes used to include punk
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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A movement of French 1950s directors whose films revitalized techniques and subject matter.
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|Noun||1.||New Wave - an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s|
|2.||new wave - any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)|
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