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English definition of “new wave”

new wave

noun [S or U] (FASHION)   
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
(Definition of new wave noun (FASHION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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