Pronunciation: (nOO-vel vag'), [key]
—pl. nou•velles vaguesPronunciation: (nOO-vel vag'). [key] French.
1. a new wave, trend, movement, phase, etc., esp. 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.
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