What does indie mean?

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ˈɪn diin·die

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indienoun

    a pop group not affiliated with a major record company

  2. indieadjective

    an independent film company not associated with an established studio

  3. indieadjective

    (of pop groups) not affiliated with a major recording company


  1. indienoun

    any form of popular culture (such as pop music from a group not signed to a major label) from outside the mainstream

  2. indienoun

    a type of rock music, generally soft-style without screaming or aggression, mixed with synthesized music and electronic.

  3. Etymology: From independent, by shortening

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indie in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of indie in a Sentence

  1. Tim Sweeney:

    [ The companies ] will just do that industry by industry and app category by app category until they've gobbled up everything that matters. And who will be left ? a million indie developers who collectively together make a small percentage of revenues on the app store because these businesses are too small to be attractive to steal.

  2. Duncan Jones:

    I think as much on the creativity level — his bravery and willingness to try stuff that other people were n’t expecting, i did two science-fiction films and then jumped into a video game movie, and now I ’m going to go from this behemoth to another tiny, little indie. So just doing what feels right at the moment on a creative level is certainly something I got from him.

  3. Andrew YangYang:

    Tom McCormick's basically one of those little indie bands that no one knew about and played in a garage, and now Tom McCormick is starting to get a little more mainstream. ... I am just happy other people are finally catching on.

  4. Navid Khonsari:

    As an indie game studio, we are not only proud to provide historical context but that gaming can evolve and new genres can be created, we hope that ‘1979’ does well enough that it can be used as template for future games of this kind. Related: Dauntless system taps game tech for law enforcement, military training.

  5. Meghan Camarena:

    Kids are watching YouTube videos and a new indie game just came out, and someone's going to play it, like their favorite YouTuber, and that's going to boost the sales.

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