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nouvelle

[noo-vel] /nuˈvɛl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of nouvelle cuisine.
Origin
extracted from nouvelle cuisine

nouvelles

[noo-vel] /nuˈvɛl/
plural noun, French.
1.
news.
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  • So is the nightmarish fussiness of nouvelle cuisine.
Contemporary definitions for nouvelle
adjective

new, modern

Word Origin

French

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Word Origin and History for nouvelle
n.

"short fictitious narrative dealing with a single situation or aspect of a character," 1670s, French nouvelle (11c.), literally "new" (see novel (adj.)).

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