new wave

noun
1.
a movement, trend, or vogue, as in art, literature, or politics, that breaks with traditional concepts, values, techniques, or the like.
2.
(often initial capital letters) a group of leaders or representatives of such a movement, especially of French film directors of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Compare nouvelle vague.
3.
(often initial capital letters) a largely minimalist but emotionally intense style of rock music, being an outgrowth of punk rock in the late 1970s, typified by spare or repetitive arrangements, and emphasizing energetic, unpolished performance.

Origin:
1955–60

new-wave, adjective
newwaver, noun
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new wave
 
n
a movement in art, film-making, politics, etc, that consciously breaks with traditional ideas

New Wave1
 
n
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

New Wave2
 
n
rock music of the late 1970s, related to punk but more complex: sometimes used to include punk

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New Wave
1960, of cinema (from Fr. Nouvelle Vague, late 1950s); 1976 as a name for the more restrained and melodic alternative to punk rock.
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new wave

category of popular music spanning the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Taking its name from the French New Wave cinema of the late 1950s, this catchall classification was defined in opposition to punk (which was generally more raw, rough edged, and political) and to mainstream "corporate" rock (which many new wave upstarts considered complacent and creatively stagnant). The basic principle behind new wave was the same as that of punk-anyone can start a band-but new wave artists, influenced by the lighter side of 1960s pop music and 1950s fashion, were more commercially viable than their abrasive counterparts.

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