Definition of nouvelle cuisine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nouvelle cuisine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌnuːvel kwɪˈziːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnuːvel kwɪˈziːn//
 
[uncountable](from French)
 
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a modern style of cooking that avoids heavy foods and serves small amounts of different dishes arranged in an attractive way on the plate Word OriginFrench, literally ‘new cookery’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nouvelle cuisine