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Definition of new wave noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    new wave

    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a group of people who together introduce new styles and ideas in art, music, movies, etc. one of the most exciting directors of the Australian new wave new wave films
  2. 2[countable, usually singular, uncountable] new styles and ideas introduced in music, art, movies, etc. The current generation of musicians has created a new wave of American music.
  3. 3[uncountable] a style of rock music popular in the 1970s and 1980s
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