indie Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “indie” in the English Dictionary

"indie" in British English

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indieadjective

uk   us   /ˈɪn.di/
Indie ​music or ​films are made by ​smallcompanies that are not ​owned by ​largercompanies: an indie ​movie/​film/​recordlabel The ​popularity of indie ​bands has ​soared in ​recentyears.

indienoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.di/
a ​smallmusic, ​film, or ​televisioncompany that is not ​owned by a ​largercompany: She made five ​records with indies in the early 90s. a ​film or ​recording made by a ​smallcompany that is not ​owned by a ​largercompany
(Definition of indie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indie" in American English

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indieadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪn·di/
(​music or a ​film) ​produced by a ​small, ​independentcompany: indie ​filmmakers/​rock/​movies

indienoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·di/
music or a ​filmproduced by a such ​company, or a ​company that ​produces such ​music or ​films: The ​film is a low-budget indie that ​grossed forty-two million ​dollars.
(Definition of indie from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indie" in Business English

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indienoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪndi/ informal
a ​smallindependentcompany that makes films, music, etc.: It may be difficult for indies to ​stayafloat in today's unforgiving ​climate. The ​band was ​signed to a ​small indie ​label. a low-budget indie film
(Definition of indie from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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