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

Definition of AVANT

:  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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