1A group of people or artistic works introducing new styles or ideas, in particular.
1.1 [mass noun] A style of rock music popular in the late 1970s, deriving from punk but generally more poppy in sound and less aggressive in performance: [as modifier]: new wave bands
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- Their music has a little bit of many great influences, from post-punk to new wave to shoegaze.
- Imagine that Elvis had lived, and that Col Parker got the idea that new wave was what the kids are into these days.
- They asked some young singers who had never heard the songs before to sing on each track, and in the process what we get is a unique way to hear our favourite new wave songs.
1.2 another term for nouvelle vague.
- In fact, politics is one of the areas where the Toronto new wave and the French New Wave truly diverge.
- Schrader reminds me a little of Claude Chabrol, who occupied a similar position within the French new wave of the 1960s.
- It says something of the times that Coutard, a man who had worked with all the distinguished new wave French directors, said yes.
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