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avant

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adjective \ˈä-ˌvän(t), ˈa-, -ˌvȯn(t), -ˌvōⁿ\

Definition of avant

  1. :  culturally or stylistically advanced :  avant-garde <avant jazz>



Examples of avant

  1. <readers of this very avant novel should not expect to find much in the way of traditional narrative structure>



Origin of avant

French avant- fore-, front, from avant before, from Latin abante


First Known Use: 1965


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