Definition of avant
: culturally or stylistically advanced : avant-garde avant jazz
Examples of avant in a Sentence
readers of this very avant novel should not expect to find much in the way of traditional narrative structure
Recent Examples of avant from the Web
There were no familiar motifs and few conventional turns of phrase, Potter blurring lines that separate mainstream and avant-garde improvisation.
Warm-weather music — everything from avant-garde jazz to operatic bliss — sounds better in public parks and town greens, in cozy art spaces, concert halls and theaters.
Gurlitt was one-quarter Jewish and an ardent promoter of avant-garde European art.
Following her avant-garde Comme des Garcons look at the Met Gala earlier this month, the songstress returned to the red carpet in three more traditional, monochromatic floor length gowns. 1.
No image from the journal is more indicative of its vision than that of a piano dropped from a mountain by an avant-garde composer.
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Origin and Etymology of avant
French avant- fore-, front, from avant before, from Latin abante
First Known Use: 1965See Words from the same year
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