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1avant–garde

noun \ˌä-ˌvän(t)-ˈgärd, ˌa-; ə-ˈvänt-ˌ; ˌa-ˌvōⁿ-ˈ, ˌa-ˌvn(t)-ˈ\

: a group of people who develop new and often very surprising ideas in art, literature, etc.

Full Definition of AVANT-GARDE

:  an intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts especially in the arts
avant–gard·ism \-ˈgär-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
avant–gard·ist \-ˈgär-dist\ noun

Origin of AVANT-GARDE

French, vanguard
First Known Use: 1910

2avant–garde

adjective

Definition of AVANT-GARDE

:  of or relating to an avant-garde <avant–garde writers>

First Known Use of AVANT-GARDE

1925

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