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new wave

noun
     
new wave
1 [countable] a group of people who try to introduce new ideas in music, films, art, politics etc
new wave of
a new wave of feminism in the sixties and early seventies
2 [uncountable] also New Wave a type of music that was popular in the 1970s and early 1980s, which uses synthesizers and a strong beat, and in which the words are sung without much emotion

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