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ˈnu voʊ, nuˈvoʊnou·veau

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  1. nouveauadjective

    New, fashionable.

  2. Etymology: . Recognized as English in 1828.


  1. Nouveau

    A nouveau (English: French pronunciation: ​[nuvo]), or vin (de) primeur, is a wine which may be sold in the same year in which it was harvested. The most widely exported nouveau wine is French wine Beaujolais nouveau which is released on the third Thursday of November, often only a few weeks after the grapes were harvested. Nouveau wines are often light bodied and paler in color due to the very short (or nonexistent) maceration period followed by a similarly short fermentation. The wines will most likely not be exposed to any oak or extended aging prior to being released to the market. Nouveau wines are characteristically fruity and may have some residual sugar. They are at their peak drinkability within the first year. As of 2005, there were 55 AOCs in France permitted to make nouveau wines.Vins de primeur should not be confused with the practice of buying and selling wines en primeur. In Italy, nouveau wine is called "Vino Novello".


  1. nouveau

    In computing, nouveau is a software project aiming to develop free software drivers for Nvidia graphics cards, by reverse engineering Nvidia's current proprietary drivers for Linux. This project by the X.Org Foundation and freedesktop.org was initially based on the 2D-only free and open-source "nv" driver, which Red Hat developer Matthew Garret and others claim has been obfuscated. The name of the project comes from the French word nouveau, meaning new. It was suggested by the original author's IRC client's French autoreplace feature which suggested the word "nouveau" when he typed "nv". Like most other 3D graphics drivers for X.Org, nouveau is implemented as a module and is licensed under the MIT license. It originally used the Direct Rendering Infrastructure of Mesa 3D for rendering 3D computer graphics, which allows to accelerate 3D drawing using the graphics processing unit directly from the 3D application; but in February 2008 the work on DRI support ceased and moved on to the new Gallium3D.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nouveau in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nouveau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Eddie Redmayne:

    She talked in depth and wonderful detail about [Elbe's] art and also extraordinary things about that period. How architecture had gotten more feminine with Art Nouveau, how the notions of gender were beginning to change in the 1920s, with women's clothing becoming more boyish and haircuts getting shorter. She was just so articulate on so many subjects.

  2. June Deery:

    It is easier to satirize and laugh at the vulgarity and extroversion of the nouveau riche than at the restraint of old money perhaps, it certainly seems like the Real Housewives are often set up to be mocked. Yet some viewers still write online about admiring them, envying them, almost worshipping them.

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