avant

adjective \ ˈä-ˌvän(t) , ˈa- , -ˌvȯn(t) , -ˌvōⁿ \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of avant

: culturally or stylistically advanced : avant-garde
  • avant jazz

Examples of avant in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of avant

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



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