Meaning of “new wave” in the English Dictionary

"new wave" in British English

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new wavenoun

uk /ˌnjuː ˈweɪv/ us /ˌnuː ˈweɪv/

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 music

(Definition of “new wave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)