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nouvelle vague

[noo-vel vag] /nu vɛl ˈvag/
plural nouvelles vagues
[noo-vel vag] /nu vɛl ˈvag/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a new wave, trend, movement, phase, etc., especially in an art form.
2.
the films of a group of young French and Italian filmmakers, beginning in the late 1950s, who emphasized conscious manipulation of film techniques and psychological probing instead of plot.
Origin
literally, new wave
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Nouvelle Vague

/nuvɛl vaɡ/
noun
1.
(films) another term for New Wave1
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