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new wave

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new wave noun (FASHION)

[S or U] a fashion in something, such as art, music, cinema, or politics, that is intentionally different from traditional ideas in that subject or activity: Truffaut was an important film director of the French New Wave. new-wave musicModern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionable

new wave noun (PEOPLE)

[S, + sing/pl verb] people who are doing activities in a new and different way: the new wave of wine producersGroups of people
(Definition of new wave from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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